Сommunication with patients in crisis situations

The course will offer discussions on some critical skills when communicating with patients and their families in crisis – communicating serious illness, death of family member, donor situation, medical errors. The course includes 6 hours of lectures and discussions and 6 hours of practical activities – case discussions, simulation of situations. 


– 17.07.2023 – 18.07.2023

Format: On-site

Language: English

Student Level: Bachelor /Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Speech and Language Pathology, Social Work, Clinical Social Work/

Number of ECTS: 1

Number of Students: 6

Prerequisites and registration procedures (i.e. language, fee, registration dates)

No prerequisites


Course schedule 


10.00 – 13.30 Communicating with patients in a crisis – 4 academic hours /lectures, discussions/

14.30 – 16.00 Internship – participation in communicative situation – 2 hours training 


10.00 – 13.30 Communicating with families in a crisis – 2 academic hours /lectures, discussions/

14.30 – 16.00 Internship – training – 4 hours training 



Duration, Application Deadline and How to apply

Duration: 2 days

Application Deadline: 01/05/2023

Ready to Get Involved? Apply below.

E-mail to Ms Slavena Nikolova snikolova@nbu.bg

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