The Center for Communication in Medicine publishes updated website & Guide

The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) announces the launch of their updated website https://www.speaksooner.org/ and a new edition of their signature support tool, SpeakSooner®: A Patient’s Guide to Difficult Conversations. In response to patient and focus group feedback, CCM’s classic Difficult Conversations Toolkit has been revised to be direct, accessible and user friendly. The […]

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Finding Our Strength

 “In times of crisis we summon our strength…
call on every resource…every forgotten image…
every memory that can make us know our power.”
– Muriel Rukeyser

How does one live with uncertainty when facing a life-threatening illness? Where does one find inner strength? Where does one look for supportive resources? Most patients will tell you that they frequently ask themselves these questions.

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SpeakSooner®: A Patient’s Guide to Difficult Conversations Facilitator Training Workshop – POSTPONED

Due to concerns around the spread of COVID-19 and potential exposure here in Bennington County, the Center for Communication in Medicine has cancelled SpeakSooner®: A Patient’s Guide to Difficult Conversations Facilitator Training Workshop scheduled for April 4, 2020. We will reschedule at a later date and keep you informed.

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2nd Annual Facilitator Training

  POSTPONED! SpeakSooner®: A Patient’s Guide to Difficult Conversations Facilitator Training Workshop Saturday, April 4, 2020 10 am – 4 pm Bennington Free Library 101 Silver St, Bennington, VT 05201 Join us for the 2nd annual facilitator training workshop in the use of the Center for Communication in Medicine’s signature support tool, SpeakSooner®: A Patient’s […]

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Vermont Center for Independent Living sponsors upcoming program

“How to Improve Communication with Doctors” Wednesday, January 15, 12:00-1:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington – 108 School Street, Bennington, VT Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) founders, Dr. Bernard Bandman and Celia Engel Bandman, will offer a SpeakSooner®  program to help patients and family caregivers prepare for conversations with healthcare providers. An […]

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