Study day Communication Skills and Delivering Unexpected News

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Half/One day
Course Director
Dr Rita Phillips/Antonio Sassano

Page last updated 12 October 2023


Accreditations and partnerships:

This Communication Skills and Delivering Unexpected News workshop is aimed at ultrasound practitioners who want to develop specialised skills so that they can respond both practically and emotionally to parents' needs.

It will provide opportunities to develop the skills needed to give sensitive care to patients, explore ways of delivering unexpected news following a diagnosis of fetal anomaly as well as equip sonographers with the tools and techniques to be prepared for giving unexpected news with compassion and kindness.

This full day of lectures will be delivered by University Senior Lecturers, the Lily Mae Foundation Charity (a UK registered charity who provide support to parents and families who have lost a baby to stillbirth, neonatal death and medical termination) and the ARC (Antenatal Results Choices) Charity .



Lectures and will cover a variety of topics including:

  • Communication skills/Emotional resilience
  • Delivering unexpected news after a scan
  • The parent's perspective of screening
  • Reframing risk and providing best care.

There will also be opportunities to share learning and discuss issues.


Professional accreditation

This course is CPD Now endorsed by The College of Radiographers.

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Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

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