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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

10 Steps for Communicating with Patients about Serious Illness [Video]

Dr. Diane Meier, Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care stars in this 5 minute video on having difficult conversations with patients.  Meier offers 10 steps on what to say and do when engaging in conversations with patients about serious illness.  Meier suggests that communicating with patients requires, “training, practice and supervision,” and is as important as any other medical procedure.

This video can act as a training tool for all health care professionals who must engage in difficult conversations with patients and families. To view the video, please click here or see below.

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