Faculty workshop: Enhancing communication skills

September 7, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This is a two-part course and participants should plan to attend both half days.

Both sessions will run from noon until 4 p.m. and lunch will be served.

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Oct. 10 session

Enhancing Communication Skills I: Delivering Serious News

Location: Taubman Health Sciences Library, Room 5000

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.

Nov. 28 session

Enhancing Communication Skills II: Goals of Care Conversations

Location: Biomedical Sciences Research Building, Seminar Rooms, 1st Floor

This session will build upon the skills practiced in the first session and 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.

Facilitated by:  Nathan Houchens, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine; Michael Mendez, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine; and John Osterholzer, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine

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This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development, and is for faculty only. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop, or have questions about accessibility, please contact Jordan Wright wjordan@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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