This section contains videos of short slide presentations given by EC4H tutors.

Dr Belinda Hacking talks about some ‘Top Tips’ for effective communication (click to play)

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Sharing Bad News

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This is a common and often challenging situation in our clinical practice with patients and families. Similar approaches are needed in education and management situations – for example when interviewing a poorly performing trainee or discussing a change to a consultant job plan.

Research from Dunn et al in Sydney, Australia offers valuable insights into the impact of different approaches to sharing bad news on the professional who is giving the news.