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Difficult Conversations Workbook: Finding A Path Through Illness

Difficult Conversations Workbook

“Ten years ago my notion of being a good patient was to listen, not communicate and leave. I needed to know I had a right to ask… [Being] a good patient is not being the patient you think the doctor wants you to be… [it is] being who you are.”
— Brian G., patient

Approaching the treatment and management of a treatable but incurable illness is a process that must begin and end with patients. Yet conversations with physicians and nurses can be frightening and feel overwhelming. The workbook uses thematically grouped video segments of real patients’ reflections as a framework for guided writing prompts designed to help patients identify and communicate their priorities for treatment and beyond.

Difficult Conversations Workbook (including DVD)

Price: $29.95 + $8.95 S&H

(Please contact us for information about purchasing multiple copies of the Difficult Conversations Workbook as a physical book and DVD set.)


Voices From The Lived World of Illness: Advanced Cancer DVD & Medical Education Study Guide

Advanced Cancer DVD

“One can’t view this film and not have it change the way you practice medicine.”  
— Stephan Balan, MD, Medical Director, Dartmouth Hitchcock Cancer Center, Manchester, NH

The first video in CCM’s “Voices From The Lived World of Illness” series features four patients with advanced cancer talking about the impact of illness on their lives and the challenges of navigating the healthcare system. The DVD features both an unabridged 40 minute version and an abridged 18 minute version. The shorter version can be used for teaching sessions in which time is limited. The DVD also includes a chapter menu so users can go directly to each discussion topic. The accompanying medical education study guide is formatted onto a CD. The study guide offers selected video clips with thought provoking questions for each chapter.

DVD & Study Guide (this product is not available for download at this time)

Price: $39.95 + $8.95 S&H (For bulk orders, please contact us.)