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Section 1: Background to dementia

(1.1) Section 1: Background to dementia

(1.2) What is dementia?

(1.3) Diagnosing dementia

(1.4) Investigations to consider

(1.5) Treatment and prognosis

(1.6) Breaking the 'bad news'

(1.7) Section 1: Recap

(1.8) Section 1: Summary

 

Section 2: Breaking bad news: skill development

(2.1) Section 2: Breaking bad news: skill development

(2.2) Defining bad news

(2.3) Skills required

(2.4) Goals of the bad news interview

(2.5) Barriers to breaking bad news

(2.6) Section 2: Recap

(2.7) Section 2: Summary

 

Section 3: Good practice for delivering bad news

(3.1) Section 3: Good practice for delivering bad news

(3.2) Good medical practice and mental capacity

(3.3) The GMC on breaking bad news

(3.4) The GMC on breaking bad news

(3.5) Reflecting on experience: the 'What' trilogy

(3.6) Section 3: Recap

(3.7) Section 3: Summary

 

Section 4: A strategy for breaking bad news

(4.1) Section 4: A strategy for breaking bad news

(4.2) The SPIKES strategy

(4.3) Using the SPIKES strategy

(4.4) Section 4: Recap

(4.5) Section 4: Summary

 

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