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Achieving Communication Excellence (ACE) Lecture Series

 


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Rebecca Walters, MS, LMHC, TEP Action Methods in Developing Communication Skills (57:37)
This talk will focus on methods to enhance relationships with patients and others by creating empathic understanding and improving communication. Presented May 26, 2011.
Rebecca Walters, MS, LMHC, TEP, Director, Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute,
New Paltz, NY

 

Psychobiology of Communication and Doctor-Patient Relationships Psychobiology of Communication and
Doctor-Patient Relationships (49:06)
This talk focuses on psychobiology of communication and Doctor-Patient relationships. Presented May 10, 2011
Massimo Biondi, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry,
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

PDF Document Dr. Biondi's Presentation

 

Assuring Safe Passage: Moving Conversation about End-of-Life Upstream Assuring Safe Passage: Moving Conversation
about End-of-Life Upstream (1:03:58)
This talk focuses on early values and goals discussions with oncology patients with poor prognoses. Presented March 22, 2011
Susan Block, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine,
Harvard Medical School

PDF DocumentDr. Block's Presentation

 

How-and Why- Oncologists Should Help Patients Make Treatment Decisions, 'Or, Is It Ever Time To Stop Chemo?' How-and Why- Oncologists Should Help Patients
Make Treatment Decisions, 'Or, Is It Ever Time To Stop Chemo?' (48:40)
This talk focuses on how and why oncologists should help patients make treatment decisions, or if it is ever time to stop chemo. Presented February 1, 2011
Thomas J. Smith, M.D., F.A.C.P., Professor of Medicine and Palliative Care Research, Massey Cancer Center,
Virginia Commonwealth University

PDF DocumentDr. Smith's Presentation

 

Richard L. Street Jr., Ph.D. How Clinician-Patient Communication
Can Improve Health Outcomes (56:56)
This talk focuses on evidence-based findings that link effective communication with important health outcomes for patients and families. Presented June 8, 2010
Richard L. Street Jr., Ph.D., Professor and Head, Department of Communication, Texas A&M University
PowerPoint PresentationDr. Street's Presentation

 

Eduardo Bruera, M.D. Patients and Families Facing End of Life (53:10)
This talk focuses on the role of the health care professional in delivering support to the patient and family at the end of life. Presented April 6, 2010
Eduardo Bruera, M.D., Chair, Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

Lois M. Ramondetta, M.D. Spirituality and Cancer:
What Patients Want to Discuss
 (55:59)
This talk reviews different definitions of spirituality specifically as they relate to helping patients find meaning. Presented November 3, 2009
Lois M. Ramondetta, M.D., Associate Professor, Gynecologic Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
PowerPoint PresentationDr. Ramondetta's Presentation

 

Robert Buckman, MD, PhD Humour as a Coping Strategy (58:55)
This talk reviews the role of humour as it plays in interpersonal communication. Presented on June 9, 2009
Robert Buckman,M.D., Ph.D., Medical Oncologist,
Princess Margaret Hospital
PowerPoint Presentation Dr. Buckman's Presentation

 

Terrance L. Albrecht, Ph.D.Provider Communication and Patient Accrual
to Cancer Clinical Trials
 (1:01:24)
This talk reviews the critical role that interpersonal communication behaviors play in effectively communicating with patients about clinical trials – to enhance decision making by improving the processes of informed consent and informed refusal. Presented on April 30, 2009
Terrance L. Albrecht, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute,
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

PowerPoint Presentation Dr. Albrecht's Presentation

 

Dr. Antonella SurboneCross-Cultural Aspects of Communication
with Cancer Patients
(1:05:52)
This talk reviews how culture influences people's perceptions of health and illness and how it affects communication in clinical oncology. It provides strategies to increase negotiation skills needed to communicate effectively with cancer patients in multicultural clinical settings. Presented on February 26, 2009
Antonella Surbone,M.D., Ph.D, F.A.C.P., Professor of Medicine,
New York University
Lecturer on moral philosophy and bioethics
University of Rome and Turin, Italy
PowerPoint Presentation Dr. Surbone's Presentation
PDF File Pocket Guide of Culturally Competent Communication - Free Download

 

Anthony Back, M.D.What to Say When the Chemo Did Not Work (42:36)
This talk reviews the strategies and common pitfalls for dealing with difficult situations in which anticancer therapy has been ineffective - how to support hopes, how to maintain trust, how to make transitions in goals of care. Presented October 21, 2008
Anthony Back, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology,

University of Washington


James Duffy, M.D.Making Connection: The Art and Science
of Compassion
(1:05:28)
This talk reviews recent advances in the neuroscience of social relationships and will provide a framework for enhancing the compassionate care of patients. Presented on June 10, 2008
James Duffy, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry,
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

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Continuing Medical Education (CME) Information

The videos in this section are approved for Continuing Medical Education (AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM in medical ethics and/ or professional responsibility) through The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. CME Certificates will be provided within 10 business days of completion.

Risk Management Education Credit (RME) Information

All active, full-time medical staff and clinical trainees are required to obtain five credit hours of risk management education (RME) every year. Any module listed in the RME section can be taken for RME credit. You may apply for both CME and RME credits for the same module, but you MUST view the video through the CME link.  The Fundamental Principles and Managing Difficult Communication modules will allow you to register and print both RME and/or CME certificates online.  For all other modules, you must view the video and then print the CME forms (found on the right side of the video page) and/or the RME form (found below the video window) and send to the appropriate offices. 

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