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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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SpeakSooner Fall Community Education Film is “Patch Adams”

On Saturday October 20, 6pm at Oldcastle Theatre there will be a screening of “Patch Adams”, starring the inimitable Robin Williams as a medical student clashing with the school’s administration over his efforts to humanize the doctor-patient relationship. The film “showcases [Williams’s] great gift for improvisational comedy and his ability to make heartfelt connection,” states […]

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SpeakSooner Community Forum at Equinox Village, Manchester, VT

On Thursday, August 30 from 5– 6:30pm 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. Equinox Village in Manchester, VT is hosting the event. The program is free and open to the public. The forum will […]

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Bandman keynote speaker at spring meeting of the American College of Surgeons -Vermont Chapter

On Thursday June 14, 2018, The Center for Communication in Medicine’s (CCM) Executive Director, Dr. Bernard Bandman, was the keynote speaker at the spring meeting of the American College of Surgeons -Vermont Chapter in Quechee, VT. Dr. Bandman’s presentation, Difficult Conversations with Patients and Families Facing Serious Illness, prompted rich discussion about the challenges surgeons […]

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SpeakSooner Program hosted by Bennington Project Independence

On Thursday June 21, 5:30-7pm the Bennington, VT-based Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will offer a SpeakSooner community forum titled, Re-defining Quality of Life: Living Fully With Illness, Disability and Aging. Bennington Project Independence (BPI) is hosting the event. A panel will explore the complicated issues surrounding quality of life concerns when facing the […]

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CCM’s Dr. Bernard Bandman to present at American College of Surgeons Spring Conference

On June 14, Center for Communication in Medicine’s (CCM) Dr. Bernard Bandman will present the keynote address at the American College of Surgeons (Vermont Chapter) Spring Conference in Quechee, VT. His topic will be Difficult Conversations with Patients and Families Facing Serious Illness. As Dr. Bandman notes, “Surgeons often find themselves having difficult conversations about […]

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Exclusive Screening: “The Doctor”

  The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will present an Exclusive Screening of “The Doctor” on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Oldcastle Theatre in Bennington, Vermont. The film tells the story of a doctor who becomes a patient and discovers the challenges of life from the other side of the stethoscope. Following the screening […]

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SpeakSooner at the Vermont Center for Independent Living

  On February 14, from 1:00-3:00 PM, Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) founders Dr. Bernard Bandman and Celia Engel Bandman will offer a SpeakSooner program “How to Improve Communication with Doctors”. This program will help patients and family caregivers prepare for conversations with healthcare providers. We often find ourselves not understanding medical language and […]

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