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Interpersonal Communication And Relationship Enhancement: I*CARE

What you will find on this site


Welcome from Dr. Walter Baile
Professor, Behavioral Science
Director, I*CARE

Although these materials are directed toward improving the communication skills of oncologists, other health care professionals will find the material relevant. I*CARE is a program of the Department of Faculty & Academic Development.
More about I*CARE

Free CME Credit (Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility) – the how-tos of patient-doctor communication (breaking bad news, non-verbal communication, discussing cancer recurrence, medical errors, end-of-life, and more). 

Free RME Credit – available to physicians enrolled in The University of Texas Professional Liability Insurance Plan.

Don’t need CME?  Enter here for doctor-patient communication skills materials designed to help you manage difficult conversations and how to teach these skills.

Achieving Communication Excellence – National/international experts present various aspects of clinician communication (Enter above for CME or RME credit).

Resources for patients, families & caregivers on coping with cancer.

These programs address the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to obtain competencies in communication skills and professionalism. Our video demonstrations are designed to improve communication among cancer patients, their  families and their clinical team.  Skillful communication is a competency that can be taught and learned.  The interactions of those receiving cancer treatment and those providing it are a key factor in determining important outcomes of cancer care and improving our patients’ quality of life.  

Recognition and Awards

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Last Updated: 2/25/2015

Custom Workshops

What’s New on I*CARE

Featured Video

Patients and Families Facing End of Life
Eduardo Bruera, M.D., Chair, Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

View with CME credit
- designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
View without CME credit

Upcoming Events

MD Anderson employees ONLY (CNE, RME, Social Work CE)

Communication Skills Workshops
Walter Baile, MD & Rebecca Walters, MS
Email to register

Next workshops will be announced in October


UT MD Anderson Cancer Center presents:Achieving Communication Excellence (ACE) Lecture Series 

12:00-1:00 PM - (R11.1400-Hickey)
1.00 CME (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ medical ethics and/or professional responsibility).
CNE, RME, Social Work CE

Health Care Communicators Conference

» September 29-October 1, 2015  
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD

19th Annual Supportive Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Confrerence
» October 16-17, 2015  
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH)
» October 25-28, 2015  
New Orleans, LA

The International Charter for Human Values in Healthcare
 -  an initiative of the International Collaborative for Communication in Healthcare -  sign the International Charter for Human Values in Healthcare.

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iPhones & iPads

I*CARE videos are compatible with iPhones and iPADs using the Safari web browser. The videos may also be viewed on most other smartphones.

I*CARE on iTunes U

How to download I*CARE Videos (pdf)

Anyone wishing a copy of the videos may download or subscribe to the videos at
I*CARE at MD Anderson on iTunes U.

Note: You must have iTunes software (a free download from Apple) installed to launch this link. (Page will open in a new browser window. MD Anderson does not endorse external sites.)

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