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'Delivering difficult news' poster published

15 November, 2018

Authored by Lorraine Walsh and endorsed by the Society as well as the Miscarriage Association and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, the poster provides practical tips and guidance for delivering difficult news in obstetric ultrasound.

It includes guidance on how to prepare before, what to do during, and how to act after the ultrasound examination.

The poster’s recommendations include ensuring privacy and reducing the risk of interruptions, staying honest with patients, and not giving false reassurance.

Professionals should summarise to ensure the patient understands what they have been told and what will happen next.

The poster can be downloaded from the policy and document library.

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