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Panelists Confirmed for SpeakSooner Webinar!

We’ve confirmed our panel of experts for the upcoming free SpeakSooner webinar, Fixing the Healthcare System: What Can Doctors and Patients Do About It? on Tuesday, May 21 at 6pm!   Shika Kalevor, MBE, BSN, RN, Staff Clinical Ethicist and Associate Editor, Journal of Pediatric Ethics at Children’s Hospital of Minnesota; Bruce Nash, MD, MBE, […]

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CCM presents Medical Grand Rounds at Adirondack Health in Saranac Lake, NY

On November 16, the Center for Communication in Medicine’s (CCM) Dr. Bernard Bandman and Dr. Michael Welther presented Grand Rounds on “Improving Healthcare Communication: The SpeakSooner Model in Medical Practice.” to medical staff at Adirondack Health in Saranac Lake, NY. Drs Bandman and Welther described how SpeakSooner: A Patient’s Guide to Difficult Conversations, a tool […]

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SpeakSooner Collaboration with Adirondack Health at Saranac Lake Oncology Team

In 2021, the Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) began a collaboration with the Oncology Department at Adirondack Health in Saranac Lake, NY to launch a pilot project to improve healthcare communication between patients and cancer clinicians.   In the pilot program, patients are introduced to SpeakSooner: A Patient’s Guide to Difficult Conversations (Guide) to […]

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Recording now available

  A recording of the Center for Communication in Medicine’s latest SpeakSooner community education program, “Empathy As A Bridge To Improve Healthcare Communication: A Two-Way Street”, is ready to view at SpeakSooner.org.  As one attendee remarked, “This was your best program ever!”   Our panel of experts – Brian Cunningham, MD (ret.); Carol Comar Frost, […]

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Dr. Bandman receives VPA award

                    Center for Communication in Medicine co-founder and Executive Director, Dr. Bernard Bandman, received the 2022 Vermont Psychological Association award for his contributions to the field of psychology, with special recognition for establishing the psychological services program at Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center and developing SpeakSooner […]

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New SpeakSooner Community Education Program

On Tuesday, May 24, at 6pm the Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will present a hybrid community education program, “Comfort or Conflict in End-of-Life Care: A Discussion About What’s Missing with Advance Directives”, live at the Bennington Performing Arts Center and streamed through our website. The evening will include a documentary film, PROGNOSIS – notes on […]

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CCM presents at Adirondack Health Nurses Grand Rounds

On Monday, October 4, the Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will present “Guiding Patients Facing Serious Illness Make Informed Healthcare Decisions” at Adirondack Health (Saranac Lake, NY) Nurses Grand Rounds. The program will address barriers and solutions to effective communication about treatment options, quality of life considerations and supportive care needs. CCM Executive Director […]

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