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Learning practice of a breaking bad news exercise among nursing student presents a challenge. The aim of this study was to explored the nursing students to see the repeated their experience in giving nursing care on the patient and family. Analysis of nursing student learning practice may lead to improve their competency in breaking bad news. A purposive sampling with homogeneity category of 18 nursing students complete their experience through short writing during their learning practice in nursing diploma education. The qualitative data was explored by thematic content analysis method using NVivo. Three main learning practice themes were identified from the data of the nursing students through a reflecting emotions. The following themes emerged: preparation, communication and support. These themes reflected how learning practice of the nursing students when they applied breaking bad news exercise. Knowing the exercise is very important for successful a breaking bad news for nursing student.
Keywords: Learning practice; breaking bad news; nursing students; qualitative study.
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