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Practical Tips for Delivering Difficult News in Obstetric Ultrasound

15 November, 2018
Topics: Advanced practitioners, Consultants, Imaging, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Reporting, Screening, Ultrasound


Authored by Lorraine Walsh and endorsed by the Society of Radiographers 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.

The advice includes guidance on how to prepare before, what to do during, and how to act after the 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.

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