AMA Doc Talk, a series from the American Medical Association, features physicians and other health care leaders who share real-world experiences and findings about the ever-evolving health care landscape. Based on real-world learnings and anecdotes, each episode is centered around a topic related to delivering care to patients. Here, physicians and health care leaders will collect a wealth of practical information they can apply to their daily practice of medicine and to the promise of a healthier nation.
There’s never an easy way to have this conversation. But knowing what to say and how to say it helps you provide comfort and guidance to a patient and family.
Offering his experience in this area is Timothy Gilligan, MD, medical oncologist, director of coaching and co-director, Center for Excellence in Healthcare Communication, Cleveland Clinic.
Additionally, Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS, director of the leukemia program and vice-chair, clinical research at the Cleveland Clinic, will join the conversation.