Difficult Conversations Pilot Program Launched at RRMC

November 29, 2013 by celia

In November we launched a pilot program to explore how to most effectively implement our Difficult Conversations workbook and video in an institutional context. In the pilot program the toolkit is being introduced to patients and their family members by doctors, nurses and social workers at RutlandRegionalMedicalCenter’s cancer center, in-patient palliative care service and VNA/Hospice. (more…)


Community Education Program Presented for Hospice & Palliative Care Awareness Month

November 12, 2013 by celia

As part of the regional implementation of our SpeakSooner Initiative, and made possible by the sponsorship of Rutland Regional Medical Center, we presented a community education program in honor of Hospice & Palliative Care Awareness Month. This program featured a screening of our Difficult Conversations video for members of the public, followed by a panel discussion featuring medical oncologist Dr. Allan Eisemann, nurse Eva Zivitz, social worker Jessica Greco and medical humanist Celia Engel Bandman.