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Breaking bad news

Breaking bad news

Breaking bad news

Clare Warnock
Clare Warnock
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

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Launch date: 26 Jan 2018

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Last updated: 31 Jul 2018

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The breaking of bad news was traditionally regarded to be the time when a doctor and nurse sat down with a patient and family members to provide information about, for example, a life-limiting diagnosis or a poor prognosis. However, breaking bad news is now generally accepted as a process, not a one-off event, and is considered to refer to any bad, sad or difficult information that alters patients' perceptions of their present and future. Nurses have an important role in the process of providing information and helping patients prepare for, receive, understand and cope with the bad news they have been given. This learning module aims to help nurses understand the process of breaking bad news and discuss the challenges and difficulties that nurses can face when they are involved with patients who have been given bad news. It also provides guidance with regard to preparing for breaking bad news, giving difficult information, responding to possible reactions, and supporting patients and their relatives after they have received bad news.

Objectives

The aim of this module is to increase readers’ understanding of the role of the nurse in the process of breaking bad news and the factors that influence nursing care.

On completion of this course you will gain an understanding of:
Understand that breaking bad news is a process, not just a single event, and that bad news refers to any information that may have a negative effect on patients’ present and future.
Describe the range of ways in which nurses can be involved in the process of breaking bad news.
Discuss the benefits of providing patients with honest and accurate information, and state when providing such information may not be appropriate.
Identify the challenges and difficulties that can be faced by nurses when involved in the process of breaking bad news.
Evaluate the guidance and advice that surround breaking bad news.
Clare Warnock

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Clare Warnock
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

Practice development sister, Specialist Cancer Services, Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • 1.00 Hours

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