October 2017 –
VitalTalk Tips – A free app to help you with difficult conversations.
VitalTalk Tips is free and easy to use. Its layered structure allows you to use it to quickly review a topic before a difficult conversation or to study in greater depth. It sends a few invitations weekly to improve your skills with tips that take only a few seconds to review. Here is an example of advice on delivering serious news:
If your patient looks perplexed . . . instead of explaining more, pause and ask “What’s going through your mind right now?”
If you find out exactly where your patient is stuck, you can address that precisely.
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