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
REVISITING “LEARNING HUMANITY”
August 13, 2018 at 4:53 pm · Filed under communication, family & friends, healthcare professionals
I’d been thinking about the topic of my next blog when I found myself catapulted back in time to 2008 and an article written by Dr. John Launer in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, which referenced my work as a medical humanist. It was titled, Learning Humanity. ...
Living With Uncertainty Punctuated
July 11, 2018 at 9:18 am · Filed under communication, family & friends, healthcare professionals, Newly Diagnosed, Patients
Recently I was asked if I had read “The Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager and Doomed” by Karen Elizabeth Gordon. I confessed that I often ignore the rules of punctuation. ...
“GOOD COMMUNICATION IS GOOD MEDICINE” ™
BREAKING NEWS


Coming Soon! “Patch Adams”, starring the inimitable Robin Williams, will the next in our SpeakSooner Community Education Film Series – film, panel discussion with local doctors and desert reception.  Save the date! Saturday, Oct. 20, 6pm at Oldcastle Theatre.

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