Achieving Communication Excellence (ACE) 2012 Lecture Series

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Achieving Communication Excellence (ACE) Lecture Series 2012

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Luigi Grassi, M.D. Screening for Distress in Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients (59:34)
Dr. Grassi discusses methods and results of a method of detecting patient distress using the “Distress Thermometer”. Presented May 1, 2012.
Luigi Grassi, M.D., Professor and Chair of Psychiatry
Chair Department of Biomedical & Specialty Surgical Sciences
University of Ferrara, Italy

       Breaking bad news (short video in presentation)


Harvey Max Chochinov, MD PhD FRCPC FRSC What’s Dignity Got To Do with It?
       Emerging Opportunities in Palliative Care (59:50)
Dr. Chochinov discusses how dignity conserving strategies can help patients and families face the end of life. Presented April 26, 2012.
Harvey Max Chochinov, MD PhD FRCPC FRSC, Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care
Distinguished Professor-Department of Psychiatry
University of Manitoba, Canada
       Life is Short (short video in presentation)


David Gaba, M.D., I*Care ACE Lecture SeriesSimulation in Medical Education (1:01:15)
Presented March 15, 2012.
David M. Gaba, M.D., Professor of Anesthesia,
Associate Dean for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning,
Stanford University


Leslie R. Schover, PhD Communicating about Sexuality and
       Fertility Issues (51:34)
Dr. Schover discusses talking about sexuality issues. Presented February 7, 2012.
Leslie R. Schover, PhD, Professor of Behavioral Science,
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Communicating with Families in Cancer Care Communicating with Families in Cancer Care (60:30)
Presented December 13, 2011.
David Kissane, M.D.,
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center,
New York, NY

PDF Document Conducting a Family Meeting Booklet
PDF Document Conducting a Family Meeting Blueprint


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