This learning pathway provides continuing education on how to have skilled conversations with patients living with a serious illness, and their families. This training includes how to discuss bad news and prognosis, conducting a family meeting, and supporting difficult decision-making. Clinicians can use CAPC Designation to demonstrate communication expertise for this patient population.
Communicating serious clinical news to patients and families.
How to discuss patient prognosis in a manner that is sensitive, clear, and supportive.
Strategies for eliciting patient goals and preferences to inform treatment decisions.
Communication techniques for an effective family meeting.
How to initiate and conduct conversations about advance care planning.
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