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Difficult Family Conversations

Family Meeting - Difficult Conversations


Learners participate in simulated family meetings during which they delivery bad news, disclose medical errors, discuss end-of-life care or establish patient goals-of-care.


University of Rochester Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellows, Medicine-Pediatric and Pediatric residents

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate effective and compassionate communication skills when discussing difficult information with families
  • Develop strategies for communicating with families who exhibit different emotions and behaviors
  • Provide support and constructive feedback to peer colleagues on their communication skills


Please contact the Course Directors for dates.

Courses occur throughout the year.


Information provided with course registration.

Course Directors