Notre Dame, IN (PRWEB) October 31, 2011
On Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. EST, Cancer Care Partners and the University of Notre Dame’s Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine welcome award-winning medical journalist, author and leading expert/consultant, Rory Hafford, MSc, ND, Dip.Psych to room 105 of the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame.
Hafford will be giving a lively talk on the critical importance of communication between physician and patient. He will also offer improved ways of connecting with patients and handling the challenging situations of healthcare. His presentation is based on his book, “Medical Communications: The Art of Connecting.” This book takes an easy to understand approach as it navigates doctors through all the critical steps in their career. It explains how to deal effectively with all different types of patients, examining key communication skills such as listening, questioning and empathy. The book also focuses on how to deliver an impactful presentation, negotiate a medical interview, work as a team, handle the media and manage a crisis. Overall, Hafford shows doctors how to build bridges with both peers and patients.
If you’d like more information about this special program, contact Kristi Mohamed at Cancer Care Partners.
About Rory Hafford, MSc, ND, Dip.Psych
Rory Hafford is from Ireland and has worked for some of the largest healthcare organizations there. He has also appeared on television and radio with his own specialist medical programs. Hafford is a director of R+A Medical Communications, a medical training company he set up with business partner Alison Jordan to provide a wide range of programs for healthcare workers and therapists. The company now offers up to 20 different courses all dealing with aspects of medical communication challenges such as palliative care, stress management, career direction, assertiveness, leadership and many others. He also publishes a weekly health newspaper, which is designed as a portal for healthcare professionals to talk directly to the public about medical matters. He has lectured extensively in Ireland and the United Kingdom. This is his first trip to the U.S.
About the University of Notre Dame’s Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine
Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine trains aspiring and practicing physicians in the human element of patient care. The center primarily focuses on training undergraduate students, who are interested in pursuing careers in the health professions, in compassionate care before they enter graduate school. The center also networks with other national and local health care organizations, practicing physicians, nurses, and other helping professionals and conducts research in caring science.
About Cancer Care Partners
Cancer Care Partners is a joint venture between IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care and The South Bend Clinic. It is the only cancer center in St. Joseph County to bring together an entire team of multidisciplinary cancer specialists who work collaboratively to develop the most effective treatment plan for each patient. Modeled after IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care’s integrated care plan, Cancer Care Partners includes medical, surgical and radiation oncologists as well as naturopath physicians, oncology nurses and other support staff. Through this fully integrated care process, the entire team monitors every step of the patient’s progress throughout treatment, making necessary adjustments to maximize healing. It is this model of care, along with the breadth of multidisciplinary specialists in cancer care, that makes Cancer Care Partners unique to St. Joseph County. To learn more about Cancer Care Partners, call 877.421.7026 or visit http://www.cancercarepartners.com.