New webpage added January 2022: Serious Illness Conversations Tools
Communication is the cornerstone that builds and reinforces the relationship between provider and patient. This is a skill set that requires development and practice to be successful. Several national groups have developed free tools to help clinicians have conversations with patients and we have created a new page with those tools in one place.
The VitalTalk curriculum offers evidence-based training that “makes communication skills for serious illnesses learnable” with a goal to “empower clinicians and institutions” to have better conversations leading to better care for their patients and families. VitalTalk website
The Hawaii VitalTalk Consortium is pleased to share two Hawaii-produced videos demonstrating communication tools that are included in the VitalTalk curriculum. We hope these videos (links on our website) help to improve your future conversations.