Preparing Nurse Practitioner Students to Deliver Bad News (poster 10)
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INTRODUCTION: Delivering bad news to a patient, family member, or loved one can be one of the most difficult and uncomfortable situations a provider encounters. Most graduate nursing programs provide limited education regarding the practice of delivering bad news to patients, family members, or loved ones in crisis situations. Literature supports that healthcare students feel uncomfortable and unprepared to deliver bad news. PURPOSETo enhance acute care nurse practitioner students comfort in delivering difficult news to patients and their families.