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.
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. ...
What Is Left Unsaid…
June 1, 2015 at 8:17 pm · Filed under communication, family & friends, healthcare professionals, Patient Advocacy
Who among us has not attended a professional conference and exchanged a slew of business cards with like-minded colleagues promising to be in touch? But how many of us actually follow up? ...
To Record or Not to Record, That Is the Question
May 19, 2015 at 5:47 pm · Filed under communication, healthcare professionals, Patients
A journalist who had unearthed one of my blogs written three years ago recently contacted me. ...
The most important questions don't seem to have ready answers. But the questions themselves have a healing power once they are shared.
Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
Kitchen Table Wisdom