Three sessions: breaking bad news, assessment and dealing with psychosis

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Tool focus: What to teach

Communication topics:
Breaking bad news
Giving information/explanation & planning
Shared decision making

Type of tool: Facilitator guide, Simulated clinical encounter

Language: English

Purpose of tool:
To learn communication skills with patients with an emphasis on bad news telling, decision-making, explanation and planning, and suicide risk assessment with patients with neurological disorders and mental health difficulties

Brief description:
The guide details four different cases related to neurology and psychiatry. The cases cover breaking bad news with a patient who has MS and communicating with a patient with dementia and hallucinations and suicide risk.

HPCCC Core curriculum objectives

A. Communication with patients:
Empathy/relationship building, Shared decision making

B. Intra- & interpersonal communication (professionalism & reflection):

C. Communication in healthcare teams (professional communication):

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