When the Nurse is the Bearer of Bad News
This course will attempt to familiarize nurses with the ways in which to communicate bad news to patients and their families with the goal of decreasing stress for all involved.

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Joan Schonbeck RN
Course No:BBN102512
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
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Learning Objectives
  • Be able to discuss the varying ways to communicate and share difficult or stressful information.
  • Understand the expectations and needs of people receiving bad news
  • Be prepared to utilize Kubler-Ross’ principles regarding grief and how they affect the person receiving bad news.
  • Be aware of the need for health care professionals to decrease their own stress when delivering bad news.


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