SpeakSooner at the Vermont Center for Independent Living


On February 14, from 1:00-3:00 PM, Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) founders Dr. Bernard Bandman and Celia Engel Bandman will offer a SpeakSooner program “How to Improve Communication with Doctors”.

This program will help patients and family caregivers prepare for conversations with healthcare providers. We often find ourselves not understanding medical language and not knowing what questions to ask. The presenters will use the Difficult Conversations Toolkit to help participants identify questions and concerns they may have about treatment options, quality of life considerations and supportive care needs, from both a patient and caregiver perspective.

SpeakSooner programs help improve communication between patients, families and healthcare providers beginning sooner in the course of illness.

The Vermont Center for Independent Living will be hosting the program at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 108 School Street in Bennington, VT. For more information, to request accommodation, or to register, please contact Lynn Mazza at 802-442-1876 or lmazza@vcil.org .