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“I just don’t have time to sit”- Neonatology Today February, 2019

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How Compassionate Communication Improves Patient Care – Journal of General Internal Medicine

Whether a patient is sitting in a doctor’s office, waiting in an exam room or waking up after surgery, they often feel a mix of emotions, including uncertainty, fear and vulnerability. They want answers. They want the truth. But even as doctors share information with them, they want more than just the facts — they […]

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Latest PR by Winnie Palmer Hospital on Breaking Bad News Program.

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“Essentials of Understanding Psychology” by Robert S. Feldman– Prologue to Chapter 11

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Doctors learn how to give bad news to patients

In a small room at Orlando Health, a somber scene unfolds: Dr. Morgan Wilber has to tell a mom and dad that their child is brain-dead. But the “parents” are really professional actors, helping Wilber, an emergency medicine resident at Orlando Health, sharpen one of the most difficult and important skills in medical communication: giving […]

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Good News About Bad News

A non-profit teaches doctors the art of breaking bad news with compassion. “Everybody seems to have a story about a doctor who told them tragic news but failed to do it the right way,” says Dr. Anthony Orsini, founder of the nonprofit Breaking Bad News Foundation. Telling families awful, hard-to-fathom medical realities “is often done too […]

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Breaking Bad (News) Lives On

says Anthony Orsini, DO, a neonatologist at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, N.J. Orsini is the founder of the Breaking Bad News (BNN) program – a model he developed to train both residents and experienced physicians in the oft-neglected art of sensitively and effectively communicating bad medical news. Training consists of an individual 45-minute session that includes improvisational role-playing […]

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Breaking Bad News Foundation

Communication skills are often difficult to master, and it is a skill that few people are trained in. With that notion comes a four-letter word: HOPE.  The BBN Foundation hopes to change that for the medical world; they teach physicians how to properly deliver bad news to patients, while still shining some light on a negative situation. […]

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