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.

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

Celia Engel Bandman
Prognosis: Talking in Code
June 26, 2019 at 10:29 am · Filed under healthcare professionals, Newly Diagnosed, Patients
Prognosis is not a term familiar to most people unless used by a doctor to explain the expected course of a medical condition. Even then, the word or its implications may not be understood. ...
I Want a Doctor Who Can Say…
May 19, 2019 at 2:08 pm · Filed under communication, family & friends, healthcare professionals, Patients
In my most recent blog What Do You Want From Your Doctor, I shared a response to this question by a patient who participated in the Writing is Good Medicine® program I facilitated at Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center. ...

CCM to present another in the SpeakSooner® Community Education series - Re-defining Quality of Life: Living Fully With Illness, Disability and Aging, on Saturday, September 7 from 6 to 8 PM at Arlington Memorial High School, Arlington, VT. Panelists include: patient, Jim Baker; caregiver, Kim Baker; family practice physician, Michael Welther; and Rev. Kathleen Clark. 

There is no cost for the program and attendees will receive a personal copy of the Difficult Conversations Toolkit.

For more information click here. To make a reservation please click here or call CCM at 802-442-5800. 

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
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