Cinemedic - Services - Keynote Speaker

By: Cinemedic  09-12-2011


Cinemedic offers workshops on a variety of subjects.

The following is a summary of the workshops in the field of interpersonal communications.

Workshops on Doctor-Patient Communication in Oncology

Surprisingly, despite the need, oncologists receive very little formal training in the area of interpersonal communication skills.

Robert Buckman, MD, a clinical oncologist and renowned expert in the field of interpersonal communication, and Walter Baile, MD, chief of psychiatry at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, have trained hundreds of oncologists, oncology fellows and other health professionals in this area through half-day and full day workshops. These workshops have shown that the confidence of clinicians in breaking bad news and related patient management skills can be increased using a combination of didactic teaching and practice using small and large group discussion, role play and analysis of case vignettes.

Topics in the workshops include:

-Breaking Bad News
-Discussing End-of-Life Issues
-Error Disclosure
-Managing Unrealistic Patient Expectations
-Managing Patient Anxiety And Depression

Each workshop participant receives a complimentary copy of Drs. Buckman and Baile’s CD ROM, A Practical Guide to Communication Skills in Cancer Care.

For information on how to book a workshop, contact Cinemedic Distributors Inc.

Workshop Facilitator Biographies

Robert Buckman, M.D., Ph. D is a medical oncologist and full professor at the Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto and at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas. He has specialized for the
last twenty years in teaching communication skills to physicians, particularly in the area of breaking bad news and end-of –life care. Dr. Buckman’s communications strategies, C-L-A-S-S and S-P-I-K-E-S, are used and taught all over the world. He has conducted workshops on doctorpatient communication in oncology for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and other cancer organizations. Together with Dr. Walter Baile, Dr. Buckman authored a 3 disc CD ROM set entitled A Practical Guide to Communication Skills in Cancer Care. He also wrote the book on how to break bad news, for medical professionals, aptly titled How to Break Bad News.

Walter F. Baile, MD, is a psychiatrist at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas, where he is Chief of the Psychiatry Section in the Department of Neuro-Oncology. Dr. Baile completed his psychiatric training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and went on to do a fellowship in Behavioral Science at the National Institute on Ageing in Baltimore. He has spent most of his career working at the interface between psychiatry and the medical and surgical specialties. He was director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins-Bayview Medical Center and then founder and director of the Maryland Center for Pain Management at the University of Maryland Medical School and Hospital. This was followed by his appointment as Chief of Psychosocial Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of South Florida. For the past seven years he has been Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he has focused his efforts on research and teaching in the area of quality of life and clinician-patient communication in Oncology.

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