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Elaine Wittenberg

PhD, FACH

Elaine Wittenberg holds a PhD in communication from the University of Oklahoma and has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles on hospice and palliative care communication. She is coauthor of six books pertaining to palliative care, family communication, and nursing, three of which have been awarded Book of the Year by the National Communication Association. She is cofounder of the COMFORT Communication Project, a national health communication training program funded by the National Cancer Institute and Archstone Foundation. Her research and teaching awards include the 2017 Applied Research Award from the International Communication Association; the 2020 Lynn Payer Award for Outstanding Contribution to Theory, Practice, and Teaching of Health Communication from the Academy of Communication in Healthcare; and the 2020 Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Family Communication from the National Communication Association.

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Essential Tools for Talking With Family Caregivers

Presented by Joy Goldsmith, PhD and Elaine Wittenberg, PhD, FACH

Essential Tools for Talking With Family Caregivers

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Video Runtime: 12 Minutes

This series provides communication strategies to enable providers and professionals in hospice and palliative care, as well as those working with patients with chronic and complex illnesses, to experience empowered communication with family caregivers. The chapters will offer basic tools to support communication with family caregivers and include resources to utilize as a patient's condition changes. Interaction tools for difficult exchanges within family systems, pathways to discuss patient decline, and communication to reduce family grief are additional chapters in this offering. As the stress of family members can increase in relation to illness, providers and professionals need communication scaffolding that provides a pathway to connect even when conflict and grief are high.

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Deep Listening: Reflexive Skills for Working With Families

Presented by Joy Goldsmith, PhD and Elaine Wittenberg, PhD, FACH

Deep Listening: Reflexive Skills for Working With Families

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Video Runtime: 12 Minutes

This series provides communication strategies to enable providers and professionals in hospice and palliative care, as well as those working with patients with chronic and complex illnesses, to experience empowered communication with family caregivers. The chapters will offer basic tools to support communication with family caregivers and include resources to utilize as a patient's condition changes. Interaction tools for difficult exchanges within family systems, pathways to discuss patient decline, and communication to reduce family grief are additional chapters in this offering. As the stress of family members can increase in relation to illness, providers and professionals need communication scaffolding that provides a pathway to connect even when conflict and grief are high.

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Optimizing Communication to Reduce Family Grief

Presented by Joy Goldsmith, PhD and Elaine Wittenberg, PhD, FACH

Optimizing Communication to Reduce Family Grief

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Video Runtime: 13 Minutes

This series provides communication strategies to enable providers and professionals in hospice and palliative care, as well as those working with patients with chronic and complex illnesses, to experience empowered communication with family caregivers. The chapters will offer basic tools to support communication with family caregivers and include resources to utilize as a patient's condition changes. Interaction tools for difficult exchanges within family systems, pathways to discuss patient decline, and communication to reduce family grief are additional chapters in this offering. As the stress of family members can increase in relation to illness, providers and professionals need communication scaffolding that provides a pathway to connect even when conflict and grief are high.

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Strategies for Navigating Conflict With Family

Presented by Joy Goldsmith, PhD and Elaine Wittenberg, PhD, FACH

Strategies for Navigating Conflict With Family

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Video Runtime: 11 Minutes

This series provides communication strategies to enable providers and professionals in hospice and palliative care, as well as those working with patients with chronic and complex illnesses, to experience empowered communication with family caregivers. The chapters will offer basic tools to support communication with family caregivers and include resources to utilize as a patient's condition changes. Interaction tools for difficult exchanges within family systems, pathways to discuss patient decline, and communication to reduce family grief are additional chapters in this offering. As the stress of family members can increase in relation to illness, providers and professionals need communication scaffolding that provides a pathway to connect even when conflict and grief are high.

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Care Plans: Helping Family Understand Decline in a Patient

Presented by Joy Goldsmith, PhD and Elaine Wittenberg, PhD, FACH

Care Plans: Helping Family Understand Decline in a Patient

Subscribe now, and access clinical education and patient education—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.
Video Runtime: 13 Minutes

This series provides communication strategies to enable providers and professionals in hospice and palliative care, as well as those working with patients with chronic and complex illnesses, to experience empowered communication with family caregivers. The chapters will offer basic tools to support communication with family caregivers and include resources to utilize as a patient's condition changes. Interaction tools for difficult exchanges within family systems, pathways to discuss patient decline, and communication to reduce family grief are additional chapters in this offering. As the stress of family members can increase in relation to illness, providers and professionals need communication scaffolding that provides a pathway to connect even when conflict and grief are high.

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