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Clinicians will leave feeling more confident and prepared to engage in goals of care conversations and tackle common challenges when facing these conversations.

Course: Mastering Late Goals of Care Conversations

TalkVermont offers the Mastering Late Goals of Care Conversations Course to University of Vermont Health Network Clinicians. Participants will adapt strategies to communicate about serious illnesses with honesty and compassion for the inpatient setting. This course utilizes small group learning and deliberate practice techniques.

No new courses this year, we will be launching courses in 2021 on September, 1st. 

Course: Mastering Early Goals of Care Conversations

TalkVermont also offers the Mastering Early Goals of Care Conversations Course to University of Vermont Health Network providers. This course focuses on communicating prognosis and discussing goals of care with patients who are in the early stages of their serious illness, often in the outpatient setting. Mastering Early Goals of Care Conversations utilizes small group learning and deliberate practice techniques.

 

October 2020:

Hosted via Zoom. Please download Zoom here: Zoom download

Dates and Times:

Workshop 1: 12:00pm to 2:00pm on Wednesday October 7, 14, and 21.

               Link for Trainees/students

               Link for SW/RN

               Link for MD/DO/APRN

Workshop 2: 8:00am to 10:00am on Thursday October 8, 15, and 22.

               Link for Trainees/students

               Link for SW/RN

               Link for MD/DO/APRN


December 2020:

Hosted via Zoom. Please download Zoom here: Zoom download

Dates: 11/30 and 12/2 and 12/4

Times: 8:00am to 10:00am

This course is for CVMC employees. Please e-mail TalkVermont to be placed on the waitlist. 

               Link for Trainees/students

               Link for SW/RN

               Link for MD/DO/APRN

 

Course: Mastering Difficult Conversations Virtual Course

TalkVermont now offers a virtual Communication Skills course that covers communicating serious news and discussing goals of care. This course takes place over 3 sessions and incorporates patient simulation for skills practice. There is some “lite” homework associated with the course. Participants must attend all 3 sessions to receive CME/CEU credits when completing this course.

 

July 2020 Virtual Course Schedule:

Thursday, July 16 (8:00am to 9:30am)

Thursday, July 23 (8:00am to 10:15am)

Thursday, July 30 (8:00am to 10:15am)

Hosted via Zoom. Please download Zoom here: Zoom download

 

Registration Links:

Link for Trainees/students

Link for SW/RN

Link for MD/DO/APRN


Course: TalkVermont Advanced Skills*

This TalkVermont course builds on the serious illness communication skills from Early and Late Goals courses. It will focus on skills for dealing with multiple medical decision makers, conflicting goals of care, and interprofessional team dynamics and challenges. This course is suitable for those interested in strategies for difficult family meetings.

*You must have completed a previous TalkVermont course*

 

November 5-6, 2020:

Venue: Virtual Course hosted via Zoom

 

Dates/Times: 

November 5, 2020   9am-5pm

November 6, 2020   9am-1pm

 

Registration Links:

Link for SW/RN/Chaplains/LNA

Link for MD/DO/APRN

 

Course: TalkVermont Coaching Booster*

This TalkVermont course aims to provide extra training for TalkVermont graduates who can serve as role-models and champions in patient-centered communication skills for serious illness conversations. This course takes place weekly via zoom for 75 minutes over a 15-week period. Participants will meet with their small group of 4-5 clinicians with an expert coach and discuss challenging cases that they are currently seeing in their practice. Participants will be ask to try out new skills and report back to the group. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to work with mock patients that will be used to monitor progress and provide feedback from the coach.

*You must have completed a previous TalkVermont course*

 

Dates: Fall of 2020 and Winter of 2021. Exact time and dates will be determined after we hear from students.

Attendance: We ask that you do not miss 10% of the sessions.

Costs: Free! This is part of a research study.

CME/CEUs: You will receive 13.5 credits for participation in this course.

 

If you are interested, please feel free to e-mail us at TalkVemont