Educating children's nurses for communicating bad news

Doreen Anne Crawford, Doris Corkin, Jane Coad, Rachel Hollis

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Some parents are unhappy with the way news is broken to them. This article seeks to educate and inform the reflective practitioner on a series of communication strategies to enhance their skills. This is important because the way news is disclosed can affect the way news is accepted and the level of support the family will require. The importance of
clarity, honesty and empathy is emphasised.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-33
Number of pages6
JournalNursing children and young people
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013


  • Bad news
  • Bereavement
  • Communication
  • Family support
  • Nurse education


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