Lunch Talk Series
October 2016 - The Do's and Don'ts of delivering a difficulty diagnosis
Panel: Dr. Nirav Shah (Critical Care), Dr. David Gens (Trauma Surgeon), Dr. Vu Duong (Oncologist), Vanessa (Jacques Initiative HIV Educator).
- Designate and time to place to meet and SIT with your patient and their family/loved ones.
- Be direct! Guage the patient and families' interest in learning more, but do not overload with information from the get go.
- Be kind to yourself! Delivering difficult news to families and patients can be draining; make sure you have an outlet of expression/relaxation.
November 2016 - How to Compassionately approach a patient with addiction
- Dr. Margaret Chisolm, Vice-Chair for Education and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and former Director of the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy
- Dr. Christopher Welsh, Medical Director-UMMC Substance Abuse Consultation Service
- All Patients deserve to be treated with respect and dignity
- Don't stigmatize a patient with addiction, and let them know if they aren't ready to change now, you'll be there when they are ready
- All physicians are eligible for training in Suboxone therapy! Not just psychiatrists!