Enhanced Verifiable CPD from the
University of Birmingham

Breaking bad news

Are you a dental professional looking to improve your skills in breaking bad news to patients in dentistry? If so, this course is the perfect opportunity for you.

Breaking bad news to patients is one of the hardest tasks that dental professionals face. This may involve delivering difficult or unexpected information about a patient's oral health, or letting them know they have a life-changing condition such as mouth cancer.

As a dental professional, it is important to be aware of the strategies and techniques that can be used to support patients when breaking bad news and to take steps to provide appropriate care and support.

Our course on breaking bad news is designed to provide dental professionals with a comprehensive understanding of this important topic. The course covers a range of topics, including the principles of breaking bad news, the challenges and barriers to delivering difficult information to patients, and strategies for supporting patients during this process.

By participating in this course, you will gain valuable knowledge and skills that you can immediately apply in your practice. Don't miss this opportunity – sign up today for immediate access!

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The aim of the learning and teaching materials in this Dentaljuce course is to allow learners to develop their professional skills in delivering bad news to patients, in line with their identified personal development requirements.

Course objective

  • To teach a structured system that encompasses the patient journey when bad news has to be delivered.

Anticipated learning outcomes:

The learner will:
  • Develop a structured approach for breaking bad news.
  • Appreciate the specific language and communication skills required.
  • Know how to back discussions up with written information.
  • Know what records need to be made, and the importance of practice reflection.
  • Understand the potential consequences of breaking bad news.
  • Through achieving these outcomes, provide an improved level of service to their patients.

GDC Development Outcomes
This CPD will support the learner in meeting the following GDC Development Outcome(s): A, D.

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Regular Membership

With enhanced CPD Certificates. Dentaljuce is brought to you by the award winning Masters team from the School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham, UK. All have won awards for web based learning and teaching and are recognised as leaders and innovators in this field, as well as being highly experienced clinical teachers. Full access to over 100 courses, no extras to pay.

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£89.00 per year

Student Membership

No Certificates. With universities cutting down on traditional lectures, many students are currently having to rely more on online resources. If you don't need CPD Certificates, we are offering an amazing discount on your Dentaljuce personal membership fee. Special student price just £29 for 12 months individual membership.

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£29.00 per year

It has to be the best value CPD around, and probably the most useful. Many thanks.

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