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
Quality of Life – We All Want It But What Is It?
September 26, 2018 at 9:45 am · Filed under communication, family & friends, Newly Diagnosed, Patients
In Man’s Search for Meaning Victor Frankl said, “The quest for meaning is central to the human condition, and we are brought in touch with a sense of meaning when we reflect on that which we have created, loved, believed in or left as a legacy.”  ...
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. ...
“GOOD COMMUNICATION IS GOOD MEDICINE” ™
BREAKING NEWS

On Saturday October 20, 6pm at Oldcastle Theatre, the next in CCM's SpeakSooner Community Education film series! “Patch Adams”, stars the inimitable Robin Williams as a medical student clashing with the school’s administration over his efforts to humanize the doctor-patient relationship. Watch the trailer here.

After the film a panel of local doctors will discuss the challenges of incorporating humanism in medical training and practice, followed by a Q&A session and dessert reception. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling Oldcastle Theatre at (802) 447-0564 or by clicking 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