Achieving Communication Excellence (ACE) 2013 Lecture Series

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Video Library of Communication Skills
Achieving Communication Excellence (ACE) Lecture Series 2013

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Timothy Gilligan, M.D. Improving Physician Communication Skills at a Large Academic Medical Center: The Cleveland Clinic Experience (56:48)
Dr. Gilligan discusses the challenges facing healthcare institutions that wish to improve communication between providers and patients, the implementation of a communication skills program for physicians and the key elements to its success. Presented May 1, 2012.
Timothy Gilligan, M.D., Co-director, Center for Excellence in Healthcare Communication
Medical Director, Inpatient Solid Tumor Oncology,
Program Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH


Dennis Novack, M.D.Therapeutic Aspects of Clinician-Patient Relationships (57:54)
Dr. Novack discusses the therapeutic aspects of clinician –patient relationships.
Dennis Novack, M.D., Associate Dean of Medical Education
Professor of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine
Durham, NC


James Tulsky, M.D.From Teaching Oncologists Communication Skills: From Microprocessing to Microprocessor (52:27)
Dr. Tulsky discusses teaching communication skills to oncologists. Presented February 12, 2013.
James A. Tulsky, M.D.
, Professor of Medicine and Nursing
Chief, Duke Palliative Care
Durham, NC


Richard B. Patt, M.D.From Doctor to Patient: Cancer, Pain and Dying (57:03)
Dr. Patt discusses his journey from being a successful doctor to a stage IV lung cancer patient. Presented November 6, 2012.
Richard B. Patt, M.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Neuro-Oncology
Director of Anesthesia Pain Services and Deputy Chief, department of Pain and Symptom Management, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Medical Director of Inpatient Services, Hospice at The Texas Medical Center
President and Chief Medical Officer, The Patt Center for Cancer Pain and Wellness


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