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The Center for Communication in Medicine publishes updated website & Guide

The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) announces the launch of their updated website https://www.speaksooner.org/ and a new edition of their signature support tool, SpeakSooner®: A Patient’s Guide to Difficult Conversations. In response to patient and focus group feedback, CCM’s classic Difficult Conversations Toolkit has been revised to be direct, accessible and user friendly. The […]

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SpeakSooner®: A Patient’s Guide to Difficult Conversations Facilitator Training Workshop – POSTPONED

Due to concerns around the spread of COVID-19 and potential exposure here in Bennington County, the Center for Communication in Medicine has cancelled SpeakSooner®: A Patient’s Guide to Difficult Conversations Facilitator Training Workshop scheduled for April 4, 2020. We will reschedule at a later date and keep you informed.

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2nd Annual Facilitator Training

  POSTPONED! SpeakSooner®: A Patient’s Guide to Difficult Conversations Facilitator Training Workshop Saturday, April 4, 2020 10 am – 4 pm Bennington Free Library 101 Silver St, Bennington, VT 05201 Join us for the 2nd annual facilitator training workshop in the use of the Center for Communication in Medicine’s signature support tool, SpeakSooner®: A Patient’s […]

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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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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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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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CCM to offer program at Vermont Center for Independent Living

“How to Improve Communication with Doctors” On Wednesday, July 10, Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) founders, Dr. Bernard Bandman and Celia Engel Bandman, will be presenting a program, “How to Improve Communication with Doctors”,  sponsored by the Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL). The event is free and open to the public. Here in […]

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HOW TO IMPROVE DOCTOR-PATIENT COMMUNICATION

THE CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION IN MEDICINE TO OFFER: “HOW TO IMPROVE DOCTOR – PATIENT COMMUNICATION” The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM), a Bennington, VT based nonprofit, will offer a workshop, “How to Improve Doctor-Patient Communication” on Monday, July 22, 6PM at HAYC3 in Hoosick Falls, NY. After the success of CCM’s SpeakSooner® Community Education […]

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Announcing the inaugural SpeakSooner Facilitator Training Program

This June we are offering the inaugural SpeakSooner training program. We will offer instruction on introducing and using our paradigm changing Difficult Conversations Toolkit; strategies for addressing resistance in using this material; and approaches for building relationships with healthcare and community organizations. The training will be lead by  CCM co-founders Bernard and Celia Bandman. Contact […]

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When The Doctor Becomes A Patient

The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will present a SpeakSooner community education program “When the Doctor Becomes a Patient” on Saturday, April 13, 2019, 6pm at the Hoosick Falls Central School in Hoosick Falls, NY. The program includes an Exclusive Screening of The Doctor followed by a panel discussion with local healthcare providers Dr. […]

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