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Simulated Patient Encounter - Breaking Bad News

Enhance patient satisfaction with this NEW interactive online activity that mirrors real-life patient experiences and allows you to perfect your communication skills.
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  • Overview

    Breaking Bad News: Melanoma Diagnosis

    Based on the popular courses that sell out at the Annual & Summer Meeting, the AAD brings you Simulated Patient Encounters, new online activities that guide you through an interactive patient scenario. In this scenario you will deliver bad news (medical diagnosis) to the standardized patient.

    After watching a brief video you’ll be given a series of options and asked to respond as you would in a real-life case, then watch and see how the patient reacts and receive instantaneous feedback based on your answer.

    The purpose of this activity is to get hands-on practice with delivering bad news and experience challenging conversations in a safe and realistic setting.

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    Other titles include Simulated Patient Encounter – Dealing with Difficult Patients and Simulated Patient Encounter – Medication Management.

    Learning Objectives

    Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

    • Practice communication skills in a realistic simulated clinical scenario: breaking bad news.
    • Receive feedback on communication and empathy.
    • Describe personal reflections after the encounter and identify areas for individualized improvement.
  • Specifications
    • Supported browsers: Firefox (20+), Google Chrome (25+), Internet Explorer (9+), Safari (5+), Opera (12+).
    • JavaScript needs to be enabled.
    • Adobe Reader (or other PDF reader) to view PDF files.
  • CME

    CME can only be claimed by purchaser. CME Expires January 17, 2021.  If you are purchasing this activity for somebody other than yourself, please be sure to do so under each person's individual account.

    Accreditation Statement
    The American Academy of Dermatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Designation
    The American Academy of Dermatology designates this enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    ABD Approval Statement
    Each Simulated Patient Encounter has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology for 4 MOC Self-Assessment credits.

    NOTE: Purchasing this does not enroll the purchaser in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. For more information about MOC, please contact that American Board of Dermatology directly at (617) 910-6400 or visit