Initially developed by neonatologist, Dr, Anthony Orsini, D.O., the Breaking Bad News PROGRAM teaches physicians how to effectively and compassionately discuss bad news with patients and families. The way the physician delivers information has a significant impact on patients and families.
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The foundation has a full schedule of programs, information sessions and fundraisers. To see what we've been doing and what we have scheduled click the link below.
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BBN Instructors provide vital support to our trainees. We utilize healthcare professional and patient/family instructors. BBN Ambassadors educate colleagues, friends and family about our organization and mission.
Read About BBN Foundation in the News
Pediatric Residents Simulate Tragedy to Learn Compassion. Read the article.
Program Helps Doctors Take a Unique Look at Patient Interaction. Read the article
Actors Help Healthcare Providers Develop Better Patient Communication Skills. Read the article
The Orlando Sentinel
Doctors Learn How to Give Bad News to Patients, . Read the article
New Jersey Monthly
Good News About Bad News. Read the article.
Morristown Docs Learn the Art of Breaking Bad News. Read the article.
The Star Ledger
Doctors Train to Deliver Bad News Better with Morristown Medical Center. Read the article.
The Art of Breaking Bad News. Read the article.
Med Page Today
Breaking Bad News Lives On. Read the article
Elizabeth Poret-Christ Director Of Programming
Elizabeth Poret-Christ received her BBA from Hofstra University with a degree in Marketing. She has worked in the fashion industry for over 30 years, but her work with BBN has been the most rewarding. Her work as a family advisor at the Goryeb Children's Hospital introduced her to the BBN Program.
Liz became on of the first BBN Family Advisors. Offering the patient perspective is an asset unique to BBN. Liz has expanded her role with BBN as the Director of Programming and still serves as a family advisor.
In February of 2012, Dr. Orsini completed the very first Breaking Bad News Program at Goryeb Children's Hospital, Morristown, NJ. Over 30 pediatric residents were trained using the BBN model of experiential learning in January 2012 and again in February 2012. Dr. Walter Rosenfeld, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics at Goryeb Children's Hospital saw the value and potential of the program. Today Goryeb Children's Hospital and Atlantic Health Systems are part of our Center of Excellence program.