Development of a Web-Based Formative Self-Assessment Tool for Physicians to Practice Breaking Bad News (BRADNET).

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Date publication

juillet 2018


JMIR medical education


Membres identifiés du Cancéropôle Est :
Pr GUILLEMIN Francis, Pr SPITZ Elisabeth, Dr MULLER Laurent, Dr RAT Anne-Christine

Tous les auteurs :
Rat AC, Ricci L, Guillemin F, Ricatte C, Pongy M, Vieux R, Spitz E, Muller L


Although most physicians in medical settings have to deliver bad news, the skills of delivering bad news to patients have been given insufficient attention. Delivering bad news is a complex communication task that includes verbal and nonverbal skills, the ability to recognize and respond to patients' emotions and the importance of considering the patient's environment such as culture and social status. How bad news is delivered can have consequences that may affect patients, sometimes over the long term.

Mots clés

bad news disclosure, distance e-learning, health communication, physician-patient relationship


JMIR Med Educ. 2018 Jul 19;4(2):e17