Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Delivering bad news: ‘Patients remember these conversations forever’

(Northwestern University) Despite known protocols and recommendations on how to break bad news to patients, many physicians report insufficient training about how to conduct these challenging conversations. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has found a better way, according to a newly published study. A new class offered to Feinberg medical students uses an approach called 'simulation-based mastery learning' to train physicians to have difficult conversations with patients in a clear and compassionate way.