Dealing with Bad Health News Masterclass – earn CPD points

27 Apr 2017

The AMA recognises the importance of good clinical communication skills among healthcare professionals and, in partnership with the Pam McLean Centre, is offering a pre-conference masterclass for doctors who want to improve their skills in delivering bad news and leading conversations on end of life care. 

This pre-conference masterclass, facilitated by Professor Stewart Dunn, will address some of the most common and most challenging communication skills in the context of the long-term doctor-patient relationship – breaking bad news, and dealing with bad news learned from other specialists; interpreting complex information from other disciplines; and making sense of the options when active treatment is no longer possible. 

This masterclass allows participants to put theory into practice through trial-and-error, working with a highly trained professional actor to negotiate step-by-step through the maze of emotionally-charged communication. The masterclass is based on rigorous research which measured heart rate and skin conductance in doctors whilst they told a woman that her husband had just died. The results will surprise you. 

RACGP Category 1 and ACRRM Core PDP points available. 

Click here for more information and to registerplaces are limited. 

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Venue: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Melbourne 


Conference attendees - $660

Members - $770

Non-members - $880