Breaking Bad News



To raise awareness of good practice in breaking bad news

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the subjective nature of bad news.
  • Explain the strategy outlined in the NI Regional Guidelines on breaking bad news
  • Describe the role of the nurse in the breaking bad news process
  • Identify the communication skills involved in breaking bad news.
  • List the steps employed in the breaking bad news strategy.
  • Consider how the guidelines should be applied to practice
  • Explain the possible effects of Breaking Bad News on the professionals involved


Nurses and midwives in all parts of the professional register


Delivery will involve presentations, discussion, group work, and communication demonstrations using pre-recorded video materials.



Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.

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Label Dates & Times Venue Facilitator Administrator
Tuesday 11 December 2018
(9.15 - 1.00)
CEC - Altnagelvin Majella Doran
Sue Patchett
Glynnis Johnston
Fully Booked
Tuesday, 26 March, 2019
(9.15 - 1.00)
CEC - Craigavon Carol McCorry
Tom Mulligan
Hazel Conn