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WSP070 - Hands-on: The Patient Encounter: Breaking Bad News

Saturday, February 17; 11:15 AM - 11:45 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.


  • Shinkai, Kanade, MD, PhD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Event Details
  • Date
    Saturday, February 17
  • Time
    11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Location
    Room 10
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Kanade Shinkai, MD, PhD, FAAD