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WSP002 - Hands-on: The Patient Encounter: Breaking Bad News

Friday, February 16; 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Practice communication skills in a realistic simulated clinical scenario: breaking bad news.
  • Receive feedback on communication and empathy.
  • Describe personal reflections after the encounter and identify areas for individualized improvement.


This session will include a one-on-one simulated clinical encounter with an actor patient in which the attendee will deliver bad news (medical diagnosis) to the standardized patient. The purpose of this session is to get hands-on practice with delivering bad news and then to provide the attendee with feedback on their counseling and communication skills. A rare opportunity to practice challenging conversations in a safe and realistic setting with feedback, the attendee will be invited to reflect on the encounter and identify areas for individualized improvement. This activity has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) for up to 5 MOC Component 2 Self-Assessment points. For more information about MOC, please visit the ABD website at www.abderm.org.


  • Shinkai, Kanade, MD, PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Friday, February 16
7:30 AM
/ Breaking Bad News
Event Details
  • Date
    Friday, February 16
  • Time
    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Location
    Room 10
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Kanade Shinkai, MD, PhD, FAAD