Learning from Pixar
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Learning from Pixar

https://vimeo.com/132878202 We've been talking about how emotions influence communication for years. But Pixar's nifty visualizations pump some new life into...
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Finding enriching colleagues
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Finding enriching colleagues

https://vimeo.com/127750373 Finding a community and colleagues who can support clinicians in improving communications skills is essential.   We can do...
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Eliciting values: an advanced move
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Eliciting values: an advanced move

https://vimeo.com/125679592 In doing goals of care conversations, one of the most common pitfalls we see is when clinicians try to...
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A daughter’s view
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A daughter’s view

On the cancer clinic waiting room: “It’s a very liminal place”- Greta Austin The perspective of a family member: surprise,...
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Secondary trauma isn’t communication training…
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Secondary trauma isn’t communication training…

The new graphic medicine story in the Annals of Internal Medicine, “Betty P," left us feeling dismayed. Great graphic style, yes....
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Connecting is not a luxury…
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Connecting is not a luxury…

https://vimeo.com/122568404
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Does optimism make you compassionate?
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Does optimism make you compassionate?

Uh, no. While it is possible to do a study that associates physician optimism with 'compassion' scores, if you relax the definition of compassion to...
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Sustainability means B+ is more than ok
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Sustainability means B+ is more than ok

https://vimeo.com/121928791 You don't have to be a genius every time you open your mouth. In fact, that aspiration might work...
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What helps in a late goals of care conversation?
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What helps in a late goals of care conversation?

https://vimeo.com/121306505 We've developed a handy talking map for clinicians who need to conduct a goals of care conversation located late...
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Speed-read the IOM report!

Authored by our own James Tulsky (who was on the IOM committee): "Unfortunately, many clinicians who care for people living...
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VitalTalk Faculty Development: sign up now!
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VitalTalk Faculty Development: sign up now!

https://vimeo.com/120250667 Our Faculty Development course is a unique learning experience for clinicians who want to teach communication. You'll be immersed...
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When you’re with a colleague
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When you’re with a colleague

https://vimeo.com/116909086 A thoughtful question came our way: what to do when i'm in family conference with another physician?
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Which clinician should start goals of care talks?

Read the commentaries by Susan Tolle, Diane Meier and Tony Back here--we write from the perspectives of primary care, oncology, and...
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To expand your skills, nudge yourself.
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To expand your skills, nudge yourself.

https://vimeo.com/118414300 Our weekly tip: post-it notes make great low tech reminders!
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Our weekly tip: “rolling”
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Our weekly tip: “rolling”

https://vimeo.com/118087777 "Liberating"—that's why you need to know this skill. More in the blog post below. But this video stands on...
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Making your skills sustainable

I was trying to explain what happens at a VitalTalk course to a savvy clinician last week. “I’ve heard all...
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