CCM on WNYT

WNYT Channel 13’s news anchor and health reporter, Benita Zahn, recently visited Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) to talk with co-founders Dr. Bernard Bandman and Celia Engel Bandman and patient Kiki Smith. The interview covered a wide range of subjects including barriers to doctor-patient communication, use of the Difficult Conversations Toolkit and how SpeakSooner Community […]

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Exclusive Screening of Award Winning Documentary “Boys of 2nd Street Park”

The Center for Communication in Medicine will host an exclusive screening of the award winning documentary, “Boys of 2nd Street Park” on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7pm at Oldcastle Theater, 331 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont. All proceeds will benefit the Center for Communication in Medicine’s (CCM) SpeakSooner Community Education Programs. This Sundance Film Festival […]

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Ongoing work to SpeakSooner from CCM

On Friday, October 14 Dr. Bernard Bandman was interviewed by Ed Rabinowitz of Physician’s Money Digest for his upcoming column on physicians educating patients. Doctor patient communication is at the heart of CCM’s SpeakSooner initiative and it is gratifying that this work continues to be sought out by the medical community. On Monday, October 17 […]

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Spreading the word about SpeakSooner

The Center for Communication in Medicine’s SpeakSooner initiative continues to build momentum through their community education programs. These programs prepare patients and their loved ones to open timely conversations with caregivers and medical professionals. In May Dr. Bernard Bandman and Celia Engel Bandman appeared on WCAX TV in Burlington VT to discuss “Tips for Talking with your Doctor During Tough […]

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Regret…

 

I received an e-mail from a friend. The subject: “Regret is an important teacher…” My eyes focus on the ellipsis, not the Huffington Post link. I think about the power of three small dots to punctuate what is left unsaid. In an instant my mother’s words, which in time had become her mantra, echoed in my mind’s ear: “You never regret what you don’t say.

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