Breaking Bad News to Patients: Webinar

Open to all at no cost

Breaking bad news is one of a provider’s most difficult duties, yet medical education typically offers little formal preparation for this daunting task. In this free Zoom webinar, a panel of practitioners will provide advice and share case studies to explore best practices for this challenging responsibility, including techniques to facilitate breaking bad news, offer realistic hope based on the patient's goals and support patients and their families after the diagnosis has been shared.


Panelists include:

C. Bree Johnston, MD, Director, Palliative Care, Skagit Regional Health.

Eddie Harrod, MDiv, Chaplain, Whatcom Hospice, PeaceHealth

Koreen Fish, MSW, Coordinator for the Outpatient Palliative Care Team for PeaceHealth.

Claudia Fischer, RN, MSN, Program Coordinator, Inpatient Palliative Care Team, PeaceHealth. 


Devyani Chandran, PHD, Director, Palliative Care Institute and Associate Professor of Human Services at Western Washington University. 

1 hour of CME credit will be available.

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Washington State Medical Association through the joint providership of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Western Washington University Palliative Care Institute. PeaceHealth St. Joseph is accredited by the WSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PeaceHealth St. Joseph designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 1 hour of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

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