Difficult Conversations: Responding to the Family or Patient who Requests Non-Beneficial Treatment


Presented by Bree Johnston, MD, MPH

Learning Objective:

  1. Discuss communication strategies that can assist health care providers in communicating effectively with patients and families.

  2. Incorporate at least one new strategy into your own communication toolbox. 

  3. Discuss the suggested "6 step" approach to dealing with patients and families who request non-beneficial treatments and/or who are hoping for a miracle.

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