DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS WORKBOOK:
Finding A Path Through Illness


There’s no right or wrong way to cope with a treatable but incurable illness. But clear communication about needs and concerns is critical to helping you, the patient, secure both appropriate medical care and emotional support. The Difficult Conversations Workbook uses video of fellow patients’ reflections as a framework for guided writing exercises designed to help you identify and communicate your hopes and goals for treatment and beyond.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Our “paradigm changing” programs educate communities about the patient’s role in opening difficult and meaningful conversations with family and healthcare providers. Learn More

A MEDICAL HUMANIST'S NOTES
Celia Engel Bandman
Dual Perspective
October 11, 2017 at 1:50 pm · Filed under communication, family & friends, healthcare professionals, Patients
  Each month I receive an online newsletter from “Cancer.Net”.  The newsletter provides approved information to help patients and families make informed healthcare decisions. A recent issue titled “What is Tumor Board?” catapulted me back in time. ...
RECORDING VISITS REVISITED
August 28, 2017 at 3:23 pm · Filed under communication, family & friends, healthcare professionals, Newly Diagnosed, Patient Advocacy, Patients
  A colleague recently forwarded a New York Times article, “The Appointment Ends. Now The Patient is Listening." The author Paula Span notes new efforts to help patients understand their health status by recording appointments.  ...
“GOOD COMMUNICATION IS GOOD MEDICINE” ™
BREAKING NEWS

 

Thanks to all who joined us for the exclusive screening of 'DAD' at Oldcastle Theatre. There was some great coverage from our local newspaper. Read the Bennington Banner story here.

The most important questions don't seem to have ready answers. But the questions themselves have a healing power once they are shared.
Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
Kitchen Table Wisdom