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Jan 28

Innovative Course Teaches Doctors How to Deliver Bad News

Niva Shah, a first year pediatric resident at Morristown Medical Center, recalls nervously playing with her hands under the table when she delivered the bad news. "I had to tell parents that their child, a star varsity athlete, had...

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Jan 18

Doctors Learn How to Give Bad News to Patients

In a small room at Orlando Health, a somber scene unfolds: Dr. Morgan Wilber has to tell a mom and dad that their child is brain-dead. But the "parents" are really professional actors, helping Wilber, an emergency medicine resident at...

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Nov 23

Good News About Bad News

"Everybody seems to have a story about a doctor who told them tragic news but failed to do it the right way," says Dr. Anthony Orsini, founder of Breaking Bad News. Telling families awful, hard-to-fathom medical realities "is often done too...

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The Star-Ledger

01 / 28 / 2016

Innovative Course Teaches Doctors How to Deliver Bad News

Niva Shah, a first year pediatric resident at Morristown Medical Center, recalls nervously playing with her hands under the table when she delivered the bad news. "I had to tell parents that their child, a star varsity athlete, had...

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Orlando Sentinel

01 / 18 / 2016

Doctors Learn How to Give Bad News to Patients

In a small room at Orlando Health, a somber scene unfolds: Dr. Morgan Wilber has to tell a mom and dad that their child is brain-dead. But the "parents" are really professional actors, helping Wilber, an emergency medicine resident at...

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New Jersey Monthly

11 / 23 / 2015

Good News About Bad News

"Everybody seems to have a story about a doctor who told them tragic news but failed to do it the right way," says Dr. Anthony Orsini, founder of Breaking Bad News. Telling families awful, hard-to-fathom medical realities "is often done too...

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CURE magazine

10 / 30 / 2014

The Art of Breaking Bad News

At the age of 38, Lesley Andrews found herself in a breast surgeon’s office. She wasn’t too worried about the lump in her breast, assuming it was like the one she’d found three years earlier, which was benign. After an examination and ultrasound...

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HipNJ

03 / 10 / 2014

Breaking Bad News Foundation

Communication skills are often difficult to master, and it is a skill that few people are trained in. With that notion comes a four-letter word: HOPE. The BBN Foundation hopes to change that for the medical world; they teach physicians how to...

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Bloomfield Patch

11 / 01 / 2013

The BBN Foundation: The Moment of Compassionate Truth

On Thursday October 24th, The BBN Foundation, founded by Dr. Anthony Orsini, hosted its inaugural gala "The Moment of Compassionate Truth" to raise funds in order to promote education on compassionate communication between healthcare professionals...

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Parents Magazine

10 / 11 / 2013

How Doctors Get Better at Breaking Bad News

Has a doctor ever said something so insensitive that you remember it even years later? Unfortunately, I think many of us have had that experience. The fact is, most doctors haven't been trained to communicate with patients and families effectively...

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MedPage Today

10 / 01 / 2013

Breaking Bad (News) Lives On

It's all in the delivery, says Anthony Orsini, DO, a neonatologist at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, N.J. Orsini is the founder of the Breaking Bad News (BBN) program – a model he developed to train both residents and experienced...

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The Hospitalist

09 / 19 / 2013

Actors Help Health-Care Providers Develop Better Patient Communication Skills

Hospitalists and ED physicians at Newton Medical Center in New Jersey recently participated in an improvised, interactive learning experience with actors who portrayed problematic patients. “Developing Doctor-Patient Relations through Better...

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Morristown Patch

09 / 03 / 2013

Morristown Docs Learn the Art of Breaking Bad News

Years ago, it was called bedside manner, a reference to when doctors would share medical news with patients as they lay prone in their beds. Still today doctors are called on to deliver difficult news to patients and families, training they...

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NJ.com

09 / 01 / 2013

Foundation for Morristown Medical Center Awarded Grant

The BBN Foundation (Breaking Bad News) announces that the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center has awarded a grant to the Department of Surgery at Morristown Medical Center and the Department of Pediatrics at Goryeb Children’s Hospital to be...

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The Progress

08 / 09 / 2013

BBN Foundation of West Caldwell Finds Way to Break Bad Medical News

BBN Foundation (Breaking Bad News) of West Caldwell is transforming the way physicians interact with patients and their families, helping clinicians learn to sensitively and effectively communicate bad medical news...

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New Jersey Herald

07 / 10 / 2013

Program Helps Doctors Take Unique Look at Patient Interaction

The husband was restless and impatient. As he tried to convince not only his wife, but himself, that nothing was wrong, the message that his heart had an abnormal rhythm was not something he wanted to hear from the hospitalist...

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The Sparta Independent

07 / 09 / 2013

Newton Medical Center Doctors Look at Interaction With Patients

Dr. Anthony Orsini along with a team of observers from Newton Medical Center, monitored spoken messages as well as hand gestures, body language and other communicative actions through a video series as part of the "Developing Doctor-Patient...

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NJ Spotlight

01 / 17 / 2012

Pediatric Residents Simulate Tragedy to Learn Compassion

It's every doctor's nightmare. And every parent's. Five year-old Billy had been airlifted to the hospital after nearly drowning. Now, pediatric resident Albert O. Antonio had to tell Billy's mother and father that their son had suffered...

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