VitalTalk Transitions
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VitalTalk Transitions

Dear Community:We have arrived at the end of the first half of 2021. We have come so far in the...
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Fireside Chat with CAPC’s Brynn Bowman
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Fireside Chat with CAPC’s Brynn Bowman

In the spirit of VitalTalk and CAPC's continued partnership, we sat down by an open fire (virtually and metaphorically) with...
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On The VitalTalk Horizon
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On The VitalTalk Horizon

The VitalTalk Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has embarked upon the next phase of our review...
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Welcome Our Newest Faculty!
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Welcome Our Newest Faculty!

We would like to extend a massive congratulations to all the new Faculty who recently graduated Faculty Development. Welcome!
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Statement on Asian-American Hate Crimes
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Statement on Asian-American Hate Crimes

VitalTalk stands in solidarity with Asian-American communities who are facing a rise in racist attacks and hate crimes. Since the...
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VitalTalk Impact Report
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VitalTalk Impact Report

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Faculty Development R1 is back (virtually!)
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Faculty Development R1 is back (virtually!)

Last month VitalTalk successfully completed two Virtual Faculty Development R1 pilot courses. The first course was open to those whose Aspen courses...
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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Case Study
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University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Case Study

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Welcome our two newest board members
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Welcome our two newest board members

We have further expanded our Board of Directors to include two new members, Rev. Cynthia Carter Perrilliat and Naveen Rajkumar....
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VitalTalk Expands Leadership as Two New Members Join Board of Directors
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VitalTalk Expands Leadership as Two New Members Join Board of Directors

AUGUST 6, 2020 · PRESS RELEASE SEATTLE – VitalTalk, a nonprofit organization that provides clinicians evidence-based communication skills training surrounding seriously...
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Virtual Mastering Toughing Conversations (VMTC) Pilot Update
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Virtual Mastering Toughing Conversations (VMTC) Pilot Update

Last week, Steve Berns (UVM) course directed our very first VMTC pilot. VitalTalk's VMTC course consists of 3 live Zoom...
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Black Lives Matter
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Black Lives Matter

We have a responsibility to integrate diversity into all the things we do – from whom we train… to for whom we provide training.
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Communication In the Age of COVID
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Communication In the Age of COVID

Communication skills are critical under normal circumstances, but now we are faced with constraining situations as a result of the...
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VitalTalk Faculty named as AAHPM Fellows

Congratulations to the group of VitalTalk Faculty who were just named to Fellow of the Academy of Hospice and Palliative...
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VitalTalk Faculty Named as Emerging Leaders

Recently AAHPM (The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine) selected a new 2019 class of Emerging Leaders based on...
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Using an “Explore” Statement to Respond to Patient Anger
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Using an “Explore” Statement to Respond to Patient Anger

https://vimeo.com/304241374
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Asking permission
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Asking permission

https://vimeo.com/281135843 We just got back from Prague--and when we demonstrated asking permission there, our Czech colleagues told us it was...
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What’s missing from NEJM this week
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What’s missing from NEJM this week

https://vimeo.com/275071604 The latest issue of NEJM contains a Medical Decision Making case involving a 70 year old woman dying of sepsis and...
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Rapport Savings Account
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Rapport Savings Account

https://vimeo.com/271178098/02f0a13d54 Have you moved too quickly to make plans for the next steps after delivering serious news but the family...
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Using Ask-Tell-Ask to Make a Recommendation
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Using Ask-Tell-Ask to Make a Recommendation

https://vimeo.com/266155415/021e582bdc How can you approach a patient who is resistant to one of your recommendations? Dr. Lynn O'Neill explains how...
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