Sonographer Perspectives of Breaking Bad News in Early Pregnancy Assessment – A Literature Review

Leigh Cassels-Gibson, College of Health and Social Care University of Derby, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


The National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP) is being rolled out to NHS Trusts. The purpose is to improve bereavement care for patients, as well as providing training and support for health care professionals who are at the frontline of breaking bad news. The aim of this literature review is to assess the training and support for sonographers who are breaking bad news within the early pregnancy assessment setting and to provide some insight into the impact that this has on the sonographers.

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