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Difficult Conversations - Communication Forum

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Bradley Forum

Level 5 Hawke Centre

55 North Terrace

Adelaide, SA

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Dr David Holden, Palliative Care Physician Northern Adelaide Palliative Care Service introduces a communication framework used in managing difficult conversations. By the end of the forum, you should know more about how to:-
• Identify how good communication benefits both patient and clinician
• Refine your approach in conducting family meetings
• Recognise and respond to emotional cues during a consultation
• Identify patient and clinician agendas, including transitions of care
• Manage conflict and ambivalence.

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Dr David Holden is a consultant in palliative medicine, working with the Northern Adelaide Palliative Service. In 2016, he travelled to Aspen and undertook faculty training with VitalTalk, an US based palliative care communication education provider. This communications training has continued into 2017 with The Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

This forum is an opportunity to explore the skill of managing difficult conversations with patients and families. There is opportunity to identify why and how communication can be improved. Simple communication tips will be described. The forum will cover managing emotion, conflict and family meetings. There will be opportunity to ask questions, and to learn from David’s experience and mistakes. Resources for ongoing learning will be described and provided.

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