Dr. Cheryl Woodson

Don’t Kill the Messenger, or the Message- How to deliver Bad News

Dr. Woodson helps professional caregivers, social service professionals, community leaders and their trainees:

  • Overcome our own feelings of fear, failure and inadequacy which force us to avoid our supportive role and abandon patients.
  • Create a supportive, permissive environment in which clients and families can discuss difficult topics.
  • Develop confidence with specific, compassionate language to present information on disability, loss of independence, poor outcomes and end-of-life decisions.
  • Manage negative responses from family and other professionals.

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