Not Soon Enough

June 24, 2015 by celia

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. (more…)

What Is Left Unsaid…

June 1, 2015 by celia

Who among us has not attended a professional conference and exchanged a slew of business cards with like-minded colleagues promising to be in touch? But how many of us actually follow up? (more…)

To Record or Not to Record, That Is the Question

May 19, 2015 by celia

A journalist who had unearthed one of my blogs written three years ago recently contacted me. (more…)

Hope As A Plan of Care

March 6, 2015 by celia

In my previous blog, Dosing Hope and Reality, I responded to Dr. Gawande’s quest to help patients (more…)


February 16, 2015 by celia

Two years ago, I posted a blog, Inviting Doctors to Tell Difficult Truths about this very subject (more…)

Join Us for A Workshop in Woodstock, Vermont!

April 17, 2013 by celia

“Doctors have a hard job. Not everybody wants to have these conversations.” This insight comes from (more…)

Empathy Unplugged

April 4, 2013 by celia

Empathy.  It’s something all of us would agree is a valuable—and often missing—component of care.  So when (more…)

Hope As A Vital Sign

March 11, 2013 by celia

Doctors caring for patients facing incurable illness often feel pressure to come up with a “miracle” treatment. But what if (more…)

Teaching What Is Un-Teachable

February 27, 2013 by celia

Poet Emily Dickinson called death “the only One You cannot find out all about.” While modern medical education (more…)

Inviting Doctors to Tell Difficult Truths

February 21, 2013 by celia

“There’s almost always, in every medical circumstance, one more thing we can try,” says Dr. Julie Bynum. But  (more…)