New SpeakSooner Initiative Gets Patients and Doctors on the Same Page

September 25, 2012 by admin

With the launch of its new website,, the Bennington-based nonprofit Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) hopes to help patients facing incurable illness arrive at doctors’ offices prepared to take a more active role in decisions about their own care.

On Being A Patient

September 20, 2012 by celia

Brian Gawlik had been managing his illness for over a decade when we interviewed him in 2008. (more…)

A Medical Humanist Says Hello

September 19, 2012 by celia

When I receive the letter, I do not recognize the return address on the envelope, but “MD” alerts me it is from a physician.