DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS WORKBOOK:
Finding A Path Through Illness


There’s no right or wrong way to cope with a treatable but incurable illness. But clear communication about needs and concerns is critical to helping you, the patient, secure both appropriate medical care and emotional support. The Difficult Conversations Workbook uses video of fellow patients’ reflections as a framework for guided writing exercises designed to help you identify and communicate your hopes and goals for treatment and beyond.
A MEDICAL HUMANIST'S NOTES
Co-Authoring A New Chapter…
August 21, 2015 at 7:26 pm · Filed under communication, healthcare professionals, Patients
  “When a doctor tells you ‘You're sick,’ he’s not just diagnosing you; he is initiating a new chapter in the story of your life..." ...
ANTIDOTE TO “GOING IT ALONE”
July 13, 2015 at 3:45 pm · Filed under communication, family & friends, healthcare professionals, Patients
  “Even though things inside you might be ripping you up...” Steve Williams, a patient featured in our Difficult Conversations video, tells us “…you put on a good face. For many people it’s hard to ask for help... ...
Not Soon Enough
June 24, 2015 at 1:28 pm · Filed under communication, healthcare professionals, Patients
As a member of the Psychosocial Oncology Advisory Panel of Cancer.Net I received an e-mail announcing Dr. Lidia Schapira as the new Editor in Chief. ...
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