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The Good News About Breaking Bad News

Title: The Good News About Breaking Bad News with Steven V. Roberts, Shahid Aziz, MD, FAAP , Grace Brooke Huffman, MD, CMD, FAAFP, Steve Wilks, MD  

CE/CME Offered:

CE/CME Credit Available: Physician, and Non-Physician Healthcare Professional CE credit

Member Price: $105.00
Non-Member Price: $210.00

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Length: 1.0 hour

This course is jointly provided by NHPCO and Montgomery Hospice. 

As a physician or health professional, talking to patients and families about end-of-life issues can be difficult, yet necessary. Steve Roberts sits down with Dr. Shahid Aziz, Dr. Grace Brooke Huffman and Dr. Steve Wilks to delve into lessons they have learned over the years about having these conversations. Learn practical strategies as well as basic principles of communication that can help develop trust between the physician, patients and families, and help provide better care for patients and their loved ones. 


  • Discuss the importance and challenges of talking about end-of-life issues
  • Identify basic principles of communication that should be used when talking about end-of-life issues with patients and families
  • Identify specific phrases or words that are useful when discussing end-of-life issues with patients

Steven V. Roberts, Shahid Aziz, MD, FAAP , Grace Brooke Huffman, MD, CMD, FAAFP, Steve Wilks, MD

Steven V. Roberts (Moderator): American journalist, political commentator, professor and best-selling author.

Shahid Aziz, MD, FAAP: Team Physician for Montgomery Kids; Medical Director of Chesapeake Kids; Medical Director for the Palliative Care Program, Laurel Regional Hospital, Laurel, MD; Teaching Faculty at University of Maryland School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Grace Brooke Huffman, MD, CMD, FAAFP: Associate Medical Director at Montgomery Hospice, Rockville, MD; Board Certified in Family Medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospice & Palliative Medicine with over 2 decades of long-term care experience.

Steve Wilks, MD: Team Physician for Montgomery Hospice, Rockville, MD; Medical Director, Palliative Care Service, Suburban Hospital-Johns Hopkins Medicine; Site Director, NIH Palliative Care Fellowship; and Chair, Ethics Committee, Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD.


Planners: Barbara L. Bouton, MA, FT; Geoffrey Coleman, MD; Monica Escalante, MSM, MGPP; Steven Gardner, MPA, PAHM; and  Isabel Tom, MPH have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Subject Matter Experts: Shahid Aziz, MD, FAAP; Grace Brooke Huffman, MD, CMD, FAAFP; Steven V. Roberts; and Steve Wilks, MD have no relevant financial relationships to disclose

CE/CME Credit Hours: Physician: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Completion: In order to complete this online activity and obtain CE/CME credit, participants must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have access to the course for 90 days from the date of purchase.
CE/CME Info:


Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: 
For participants* whose disciplines are other than counselor, nurse, physician, and social worker, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form. *including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, spiritual care givers, etc.

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Review Date:  05/23/2017

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