Faculty workshops: Enhancing communication skills

October 4, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The Office of Faculty Development is offering two workshops facilitated by VitalTalk-trained faculty on the subject of enhancing communication skills:

Enhancing Communication Skills: Delivering Serious News

This session will provide the participant with discrete skills that will enhance their ability to navigate difficult conversations with patients and families. Through intentional goal setting, an interactive small group setting, and a family meeting simulation, participants will practice their communication skills.

Date: Monday, Oct. 14

Time: 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Breakfast provided)

Location: BSRB Seminar Rooms, first floor

Register online

Enhancing Communication Skills: Goals of Care Discussions

This session will introduce a useful roadmap for conducting a goals of care conversation. Through intentional goal setting, an interactive small group setting, and a family meeting simulation, participants will practice conducting a goals of care conversation using the roadmap.

Date: Monday, Oct. 14

Time: 1 pm. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: BSRB Seminar Rooms, first floor

Register online

Facilitators for both sessions
Nathan Houchens, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine; Michael Mendez, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine; John Osterholzer, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine; and Laura Taylor, M.D., clinical lecturer, geriatric and palliative medicine

These workshops are hosted by the Office of Faculty Development and are open to Faculty. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop, or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at UMMS-Faculty-Development@med.umich.edu or 734-764-2574. Please also let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange so letting us know at least 2 weeks in advance is much appreciated.

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