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Communication Skills and Delivering Unexpected News

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Lectures and will cover a variety of topics including:

  • Communication skills/Emotional resilience
  • Delivering unexpected news after a scan
  • The parent's perspective of screening
  • Reframing risk and providing best care.

There will also be opportunities to share learning and discuss issues.


This Communication Skills and Delivering Unexpected News workshop is aimed at ultrasound practitioners who want to develop specialised skills so that they can respond both practically and emotionally to parents' needs.

It will provide opportunities to develop the skills needed to give sensitive care to patients, explore ways of delivering unexpected news following a diagnosis of fetal anomaly as well as equip sonographers with the tools and techniques to be prepared for giving unexpected news with compassion and kindness.

This full day of lectures will be delivered by University Senior Lecturers, the Lily Mae Foundation Charity (a UK registered charity who provide support to parents and families who have lost a baby to stillbirth, neonatal death and medical termination) and the ARC (Antenatal Results Choices) Charity .

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