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EVENT: Illness if Tough on Everyone: How Do We Talk About It?

Posted: October 27, 2022

The Center for Communication in Medicine continues its SpeakSooner community education programs this fall with, “Illness Is Tough On Everyone: How Do We Talk About It?” on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 6-7:30pm. This event will be presented on site at the Bennington Performing Arts Center and live streamed through our website, speaksooner.org. The program is free and open to the public.

The program will explore how breakdowns in communication can occur between patients, families, and healthcare providers. Patients and families may experience frustration with delivery of medical care, feeling misunderstood and dissatisfied. Healthcare providers face their own challenges in meeting the diverse needs of today’s patient populations. Health literacy, racial and cultural differences and non-traditional lifestyles have been shown to affect communication and delivery of care.

Join our program panelists, Jim and Kim Baker, patient and spouse; Patricia Johnson, RN; John Hearst, MD; and moderator, Bernard Bandman, PhD for a discussion with Q&A that will address barriers and solutions to effective communication for patients of all backgrounds.

To register visit speaksooner.org.