Handling angry patients and relatives is one of the greatest challenges healthcare practitioners face. As pressures on the NHS grow, staff are experiencing increasing levels of verbal abuse from the frustrated public. The emotional and physical cost of such encounters is high – not only for the doctor involved but also for other patients, colleagues and family.
This immersive training is designed to build effective communication skills that will help not only with emotionally charged patient interactions but with personal relationships, too. Created in collaboration with The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM).
Register your early interest and receive updates on the modules’ launch by filling in the form at the bottom of the page.
By the end of this series, healthcare professionals will gain the following learning objectives:
- Understanding how different responses can diffuse or exacerbate anger
- Identifying anger signals
- Remaining calm in hostile situations
- Responding with empathy to move the situation forward
- Applying these techniques to different situations
Learning these techniques in ‘the heat of the moment’ can be difficult – and potentially dangerous. Our simulations provide a safe space in which to put the theory into practice and become more comfortable with the methods before using them in real-life interactions with real people.