Web Materials: Possibilities in Life Transitions Lesson 1


Web Articles

Wendy Levinson, Cara S. Lesser, and Ronald M. Epstein Developing Physician Communication Skills For Patient-Centered Care Health Aff July 2010 29:71310-1318; doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2009.0450 (full text)

Schirmer JM et al.“Assessing communication competence: a review of current tools.Fam Med. 2005 Mar;37(3):184-92. (full pdf)

Levinson W, Pizzo PA.  Patient-Physican Communication: It’s About Time.  JAMA.2011;305(17):1802-1803. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.556. (for purchase)

Carol E Golin, Carolyn Thorpe, and M. Robin DiMatteo “Accessing the Patient’s World – Jones & Bartlett Learning” (full pdf)

Gold, K. I. “Reading (and writing) between the lines: Narrative as relational resource for alternative stories of healthcare practice” (2013)  Tilburg University (full pdf)


NICABM: National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine

The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine is a pioneer and leader in the field of mind-body-spirit medicine. As a provider of continuing education for health and mental health care professionals for over 20 years, NICABM is at the forefront of developing and delivering programs with “take home” ideas, immediately adaptable for practitioners to use with their patients.

Brené Brown Website

The official website of Brené Brown.

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past thirteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.

Brené is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: Rising Strong, Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection.

She is also the Founder and CEO of The Daring Way and COURAGEworks – an online learning community that offers eCourses, workshops, and interviews for individuals and organizations ready for braver living, loving, and leading.

Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world, with over 25 million viewers.

Upaya Zen Center

The Offical Website of the Upaya Zen Center.

Our mission is to provide a context for community practice, education in Buddhism and social service in the areas of death and dying, prison work, the environment, women’s rights, and peacework. It endeavors to fulfill the vision of the Five Buddha Family Mandala, by understanding the integration of all of its functions.

The Five Buddha Family Mandala is based on the Five Meditation Buddhas of traditional Buddhism from India. It is a vision of Buddhism that is integrated, interconnected, and process oriented and is based on the integration of our spirituality, education, livelihood, service, and community into a whole cloth.

Sacred Art of Living Center

Home site for the creators of the Soul & Science series with references to other supportive education programs for professional and family caregivers including internationally acclaimed Sacred Art of Living & Dying workshop-retreat series.