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“Come Undone”… A Narrative by Kimberly Manning, MD, Emory University School of Medicine

Come Undone... A Narrative by Kimberly Manning, MD, Emory University School of Medicine

Outside an ambulance is still hot with exhaust. A man in an EMT uniform leans against the driver's side door. His face is crestfallen and his teeth press so hard into his bottom lip that perhaps he'll be next to need those emergency services. A shrill sound pierces the humid summer ...

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Robert Arnold, MD Recognized as a Top 30 Visionary by American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Robert Arnold, MD Recognized as a Top 30 Visionary by American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Robert Arnold, M.D., medical director of the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute, was named one of the top 30 visionaries in hospice and palliative medicine by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) at the group's annual 2014 meeting in San Diego. Among other appointments, Dr. Arnold currently serves as ...

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Abstracts for “AACH Forum on Healthcare Communication Research and Teaching” Due April 30, 2014

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The focus on communication in healthcare continues to grow as healthcare systems evolve and expand to meet the rising needs of patients and families.  The AACH Research & Teaching Forum is one way to ensure that you are on the cutting-edge with the latest research and information.Here is just an idea of the type of information you’ll be hearing at this year’s Forum — all of which can help to improve your communication, reduce errors and increase the quality of your patient’s care: CLICK HERE for more information. Communication in the Patient-Centered Medical Home Health literacy Building collaborative healthcare teams Health professional identity and … Continue reading

Abstracts for “Advancing Compassionate, Patient- and Family-Centered Care through Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice” Due May 30, 2014

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The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, with support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, are convening an invitational conference entitled “Advancing Compassionate, Patient- and Family-Centered Care through Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice”, October 30 – November 1, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. This conference will build on current initiatives to further advance professional education for compassionate and collaborative, patient-centered care. With this request for abstracts (RFA), we seek to identify effective interprofessional education initiatives and practice models that explicitly teach, demonstrate, support and sustain the values, knowledge and behaviors required to provide such care within … Continue reading

VitalTalk

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The founders of VitalTalk include grantees of The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Dr. Robert Arnold and Dr. Anthony Back. The online resources provided on the VitalTalk website were developed after the founders observed “too much bad communication between clinicians and patients. Better communication is within reach—and the patients and families we worth with deserve it. So we’re a nonprofit because we want our work to be a social enterprise”. www.VitalTalk.org … Continue reading