On Thursday June 21, 5:30-7pm the Bennington, VT-based Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will offer a SpeakSooner community forum titled, Re-defining Quality of Life: Living Fully With Illness, Disability and Aging. Bennington Project Independence (BPI) is hosting the event. A panel will explore the complicated issues surrounding quality of life concerns when facing the […]
On June 14, Center for Communication in Medicine’s (CCM) Dr. Bernard Bandman will present the keynote address at the American College of Surgeons (Vermont Chapter) Spring Conference in Quechee, VT. His topic will be Difficult Conversations with Patients and Families Facing Serious Illness. As Dr. Bandman notes, “Surgeons often find themselves having difficult conversations about […]
Who said, “Poetry is language writing itself out of a difficult situation?” I’m not sure. What does come to mind is the poem “Late Fragment” by Raymond Carver, who was a patient at the time.