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Level 6/410 Church St, North Parramatta
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T: 9841 444

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Library Thursday: 'How to Break Bad News'

Our post about Breaking Bad News in November 2012 was widely read, so we expect that the book, newly arrived in the library will also be popular:

How to Break Bad News to People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Guide for Carers and Professionals, Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

“This book offers unique and flexible guidelines that can be used by practitioners to ease the process of breaking bad news to people with intellectual disabilities. The guidelines, which are adaptable to individual communication ability and level of understanding, address the many complex needs of people with intellectual disabilities who can find understanding and accepting news that has a negative impact on their life a very difficult task.

In the book, Irene Tuffrey-Wijne covers a range of different types of bad news, from bereavement and illness to more minor issues such as a change of accommodation, and offers highly practical and effective tips that will help carers and practitioners ensure that bad news is relayed as sensitively and successfully as possible. An easy-to-use and comprehensive guide, this book will be an invaluable resource of information for carers, health professionals such as doctors and nurses as well as families of people with intellectual disabilities.” – Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Down Syndrome NSW members can negotiate a library loan by contacting Jo at

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