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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Transforming Medical Crisis into Opportunities to Find Meaning in One’s Life

The Center for Communication in Medicine, which I am a founder, decided that our next SpeakSooner Community Education Program on October 26 in Bennington would focus on the theme of transforming a medical crisis into an opportunity to find meaning and joy in one’s life. Planning this event brought to mind a woman whom I had known from time passed.

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SpeakSooner® Community Education Film Series – Saturday, October 26

The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM)’s SpeakSooner® Community Education Film Series continues on Saturday October 26, 6pm at Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201, with an exclusive screening of The Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The SpeakSooner® film series has been hugely successful in helping to foster open and […]

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Who is This Doctor at My Bedside?

Recently, a friend went to the emergency room with complaints of severe GI pain and was admitted to the hospital. Naturally, she was worried about the cause of her symptoms, which she had been experiencing on and off for 6 months. Under the care of her family doctor she tried several medications but none seemed to alleviate her pain entirely. Now, the doctor who she had known for many years and trusted was no longer involved in her care. Instead, a hospitalist appeared at her bedside and would be in charge of the case.

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SpeakSooner® Community Forum: Re-defining Quality of Life: Living Fully With Illness, Disability and Aging

On Saturday, September 7 from 6– 8 pm the Bennington, VT-based Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will offer a SpeakSooner® community education forum, Re-defining Quality of Life: Living Fully With Illness, Disability and Aging at the MACK Performing Arts Center at Arlington Memorial High School in Arlington, VT. The program is free and open […]

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