SpeakSooner Panel Discussion a Great Success

On Tuesday April 26 the Center for Communication’s (CCM) presented a SpeakSooner community education program in Bennington, Vermont focusing on resources that can help in living with long-term illness. Over 100 people attended “Finding Your Path Through Illness & Getting The Help You Need” at Oldcastle Theater. The panel, moderated by CCM co-founder Bernard Bandman, […]

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SpeakSooner Presents…

Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) co-founders Dr. Bernard Bandman and Celia Engel Bandman have been invited to share their groundbreaking work throughout the region. On January 21, 2016 the Bandmans presented, “Difficult Conversations in Community Healthcare” at Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s Community Health Rounds, a forum for providers participating in the Vermont Blueprint for […]

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April 26, 2016 – Community Education Program

SpeakSooner Community Education Program – April 26, 2016 Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main Street Bennington, VT from 5:30 – 7:00 PM  Illness forces us to ask: what do I need and to whom do I turn? On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 the Bennington-based Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will present, “Finding Your Path Through Illness […]

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The End Is Where We Start…


And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from
T.S. Elliot • The Four Quartets

A friend, who has been living with multiple myeloma for the past seven years, forwarded me the link to “Not Just a Death, a System Failure” (link below) which appeared in the February 2 issue of the New York Times. After reading the article I found myself catapulted back in time. As a member of the cancer center staff, albeit a medical humanist and not a healthcare provider, I attended weekly staff meetings. 

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Building Your Team & Navigating the System

On Thursday, November 12, 2015, the Center for Communication in Medicine held a community program at Oldcastle Theater in Bennington, VT. The program, “SpeakSooner:  Building Your Team & Navigating the System”  was offered to help improve communication between patients and their families, friends and healthcare providers. Over 120 people attended!  Read More . The first in a series of SpeakSooner […]

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What Is Unknown Need Not Separate Doctor and Patient…

 

It ‘Tis the Season’…One of the gifts I received from a friend was a copy of The Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager and the Doomed. I’ve been known to ignore the rules of punctuation. My friend had asked me about my “penchant for the ellipses.” The book defines the ellipsis’ function as “indicating omitted words.”

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