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Educating children’s nurses for communicating bad news

Journal title
Nursing children and young people
Publication year
2013
Author(s)
Crawford, D.; Corkin, D.; Coad, J.; Hollis, R.
Pages
28-33; quiz 36
Volume
25
Number
8

Some parents are unhappy with the way news is broken to them. This article seeks to educate and inform the reflective practitioner on a series of communication strategies to enhance their skills. This is important because the way news is disclosed can affect the way news is accepted and the level of support the family will require. The importance of clarity, honesty and empathy is emphasised.

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