COMMUNICATION (COM)

Learning Outcome

Breaking Bad News

Code

COM6

Description

All trainees must able to communicate potentially upsetting information in an appropriate manner. This should include giving the patient time to ask questions in an appropriate environment. In the case of under-aged persons, this should include sharing the information with the parent or guardian.

Assessment

MSF and  end of year 2-3/4 review/COECSA exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 3/4  with annual reviews

Related Learning Outcomes

COM1-COM14

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