The workshop is suitable for anyone who has to break bad news including emergency and healthcare workers who have a role in breaking bad news or supporting families/people after bad news, including doctors.
It’s especially useful for multidisciplinary teams working in areas where delivery of bad news is frequent e.g. Emergency Department/Renal/Orthopaedic/Maternity and Neurology teams.
- Context – Information on death and dying in Ireland (‘the worst news of all’)
- Bad news – what does it mean – to families, people, us?
- Guidelines for breaking bad news – 5 step method to break bad news
- Practical training – role plays based on participant-identified scenarios, with feedback
- Difficult questions and difficult reactions – an opportunity for participants to seek help with specific issues or scenarios that might be a cause for concern
- How to support the person who is receiving the bad news
At the end of this workshop participants will:
- Understand what bad news is and how it can impact on people
- Understand the five-step method for delivering bad news
- Have developed their skills in delivering bad news
- Be aware of how to practice self-care when breaking bad news
Delivering Bad News is accredited by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (Category 1 approval – 4 NMBI CEUs).
Interactive presentation & half day workshop (3.5 contact hours)
€450 plus standard IHF travel expenses (70c per mile plus cost of an overnight stay if required)
Email us at [email protected] or give us a call on 01 679 3188