Brave New Normal:
Keeping Conversations Vital in Healthcare
Brave New Normal is a series of Q&A's with professionals devoted to preserving the role of conversation in healthcare.
Dialogue, building camaraderie and trust between patients, caregivers and providers is not only vital to better communication, but allows for care planning that reflects the patient's wishes and concerns.
I'm excited to interview innovative and outspoken experts who can weigh in on how to have effective conversations in the hurried new normal of our digital age. I'll be profiling authors, researchers, clinicians, and educators to inspire our confidence as communicators—person-to-person.
A Sense of Purpose:
Turning Grief into Action
Another Conversation with Robyn Houston-Bean, Founder and Director, The Sun Will Rise Foundation
Breaking Out of the
Isolation of Illness
An Interview with Molly Stewart, Mission Services Director at the Cancer Community Center of South Portland, Maine
the Isolation of Grief
An Interview with Robyn Houston-Bean, Founder,
The Sun Will Rise Foundation
Creating Outreach Through
Theater about the
When There’s No One to Call:
Caring for Patients Who
Lack Social Support
The Courage to Reach Out:
What Being There Really Means
An Interview with Kelsey Crowe, Ph.D.,
co-author of There Is No Good Card for This
An interview with Dhruv Khullar,M.D., M.P.P.
Ana Bess Moyer Bell
Drama Therapist, Founder of COAAST
(Creating Outreach about Addiction Support Together)
Lani Peterson, Psy.D.
City Mission's Public Voice
Director of Communications
Good Shepherd Community Care
Cool Kids Campaign, Towson, Maryland
Val Walker, MS, is the author of The Art of Comforting: What to Say and Do for People in Distress (Penguin, 2010).
Formerly a rehabilitation counselor for 20 years, she speaks, teaches and writes on how to offer comfort in times of loss, illness, and major life transitions.
Keep up with Val at www.theArtofComforting.com.