Breaking Bad News

1 module


Course Length
40 mins

RCP London E-learning

£0 - 15


The aim of this course is to equip the user with a model of breaking bad news, to both patients and next of kin alike, and provide an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and key skills required in these difficult conversations. This is not meant to demonstrate best practice or represent a guideline, but to highlight real frontline experiences as general physicians, and continue the discussion around ‘talking about dying’, which was a publication released by the RCP Our Future Health team recently.


Please note: If you are an RCP member or fellow this course is free. To get access please email Non-members can purchase this course for £15.


  • Recall one communication model that can be used in the delivery of breaking bad news to patients and relatives.
  • Reflect on the common challenges faced as general physicians in breaking bad news, and ways to overcome them.
  • Identify the key skills required in communicating sensitive information


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Breaking bad news certificate

Breaking Bad News
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It’s really the effective one for any physician
Added 4 days ago, by Nicholas
Found it pretty useful
Added 8 days ago, by Anonymous
I was very disappointed with this course. As a Consultant for 16 years I found the example given dreadful. I was then expecting it to be dissected as poor and then an example given of it done well.
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