The Center for Communication in Medicine to Offer Free Webinar on Coping with COVID-19

The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will host a free online webinar, “Coping With COVID-19: Communication Challenges with Healthcare Providers”, on Tuesday, November 10 from 6 – 7:30 pm. Panelists include: Southwestern Vermont Medical Center hospitalist, Dr. James Poole; United Counseling Service director and psychiatrist, Dr. Alya Reeve; patient and Vermont Dept. of Corrections […]

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A Vehicle for Hope

She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 2 years ago. Surgery and countless infusions of chemotherapy, with no sustained remissions, have not deterred her from continuing to work in her studio. Options for treatment are now limited as is her energy level.

Her doctor has requested a medical humanist consult to assess this patient’s understanding of treatment options and prognosis. “I was not prepared,” she tells me, “to hear my doctor say ‘I hoped I would not have to have this conversation with you.’”

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