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Bloomberg Radio – Interview with Mary Ann LoFrumento. Taped 12/17/13. Date to be announced

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The BBN Foundation:The Moment of Compassionate Truth

On Thursday October 24th, The BBN Foundation, founded by Dr. Anthony Orsini, hosted its inaugural gala “The Moment of Compassionate Truth” to raise funds in order to promote education on compassionate communication between healthcare professionals, patients, and families. The gala was hosted at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, New Jersey and was a huge […]

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How Doctors Get Better at Breaking Bad News

Has a doctor ever said something so insensitive that you remember it even years later? Unfortunately, I think many of us have had that experience. The fact is, most doctors haven’t been trained to communicate with patients and families effectively, and even fewer have been taught how to break bad news. But last week I […]

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Foundation for Morristown Medical Center awarded grant

The BBN Foundation (Breaking Bad News) announces that the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center has awarded a grant to the Department of Surgery at Morristown Medical Center and the Department of Pediatrics at Goryeb Children’s Hospital to be used for training young physicians to more effectively and sensitively communicate bad news to patients and families. […]

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Newton Medical Center doctors look at interaction with patients

NEWTON — Dr. Anthony Orsini along with a team of observers from Newton Medical Center, monitored spoken messages as well as hand gestures, body language and other communicative actions through a video series as part of the “Developing Doctor-Patient Relationships through Better Communication” program, a special training initiative that gives physicians a unique perspective on how […]

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Morristown Docs Learn the Art of Breaking Bad News

Morristown Medical Center pairs real physicians with performances based on actual cases. Years ago, it was called bedside manner, a reference to when doctors would share medical news with patients as they lay prone in their beds. Still today doctors are called on to deliver difficult news to patients and families, training they might not […]

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Program helps doctors take unique look at patient interaction

NEWTON — The husband was restless and impatient. As he tried to convince not only his wife, but himself, that nothing was wrong, the message that his heart had an abnormal rhythm was not something he wanted to hear from the hospitalist. Nor did he want to hear the physician’s recommendation that more tests be […]

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Pediatric Residents Simulate Tragedy to Learn Compassion

It’s every doctor’s nightmare. And every parent’s. Five year-old Billy had been airlifted to the hospital after nearly drowning. Now, pediatric resident Albert O. Antonio had to tell Billy’s mother and father that their son had suffered serious brain damage. But the scene at Morristown Medical Center was a simulation rather than a real encounter. […]

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