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November 18, 2015 at 12:56 pm · Filed under communication, family & friends, healthcare professionals

  Reading the Bennington Banner story about our recent SpeakSooner community program “Building Your Team & Navigating The System” I was catapulted back in time. A few years ago we had been invited by a leading academic medical center to introduce what at that time was our new interactive communication tool—Difficult Conversations Toolkit (Video & […]

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Rethinking Cancer

October 5, 2015 at 3:37 pm · Filed under communication, family & friends, healthcare professionals

        A WORD is dead / When it is said, / Some say. I say it just / Begins to live / That day. Emily Dickinson How often does a word on the page stop you? And, if it does—do you find yourself leaving the page?

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Co-Authoring A New Chapter…

August 21, 2015 at 7:26 pm · Filed under communication, healthcare professionals, Patients

  “When a doctor tells you ‘You’re sick,’ he’s not just diagnosing you; he is initiating a new chapter in the story of your life…”

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ANTIDOTE TO “GOING IT ALONE”

July 13, 2015 at 3:45 pm · Filed under communication, family & friends, healthcare professionals, Patients

  “Even though things inside you might be ripping you up…” Steve Williams, a patient featured in our Difficult Conversations video, tells us “…you put on a good face. For many people it’s hard to ask for help…

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Not Soon Enough

June 24, 2015 at 1:28 pm · Filed under communication, healthcare professionals, Patients

As a member of the Psychosocial Oncology Advisory Panel of Cancer.Net I received an e-mail announcing Dr. Lidia Schapira as the new Editor in Chief.

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