Dr. Cheryl Woodson

Archive for February, 2012

  • Love and Grief at the End of Life


    This presentation is adaptable for professionals, community, family and patient audiences to facilitate discussion around  a painful and often, frightening  set of decisions by: Clarifying the professionals’ own values and goals Discovering the patient/family values about treatment goals  Cure or Care Defining the endpoints that might change these goals . Treatment at what cost? Moving from […]

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  • The Physician User’s Manual


    This presentation is adaptable for professional, and patient audiences to improve communication with physicians , patient satisfaction, and health outcomes. Dr. Woodson helps audiences learn: How doctors think What we don’t know What information we need from you What communication strategies do NOT work with doctors How doctors work What is the effective communication chain of […]

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  • Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly- Another form of Domestic Violence


    This presentation is adaptable for professionals and community organizations in a position to achieve positive intervention in this sad and often deadly condition. At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to: Use the current statistics to discuss the prevalence of the different types of elder abuse and neglect. List the risk factors that […]

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  • The Glass Ceiling Doesn’t Matter if You Own the Building


    Dr. Woodson encourages professional women to live their dreams by: Discovering what our dream actually is Overcoming the internal and external barriers to achieving our dreams Decreasing anxiety by increasing confidence Avoid letting busy-ness interfere with achieving our dreams Identifying a good mentor Make plans to gather our resources and move our dreams forward

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  • Embracing the Miracle of Menopause


    Dr. Woodson will help audiences understand: The physical, hormonal, emotional  and sexual changes that often occur in menopause The downside of menopause and how to decrease the impact of those factors The upside of menopause and how to enjoy those changes. How to decide which changes need to be treated medically. PROs and CONs of […]

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  • Supporting Health Literacy


    In this presentation, Dr. Woodson screens and discusses the AMA training video “Helping Your Patients Understand.” Dr. Woodson will explain: How poor outcomes are directly related to poor health literacy (health, financial, quality, risk management issues) The prevalence and deceptive barriers to patients understanding their health care How to create a  permissive, patient-friendly program to […]

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  • Diagnosing Dementia in the Primary Care Setting: Can you Afford To? Can You Afford Not To?


    Patients and caregivers with cognitive impairment pose a particular challenge for physicians and staff in the hectic primary care schedule. Dr. Woodson recommends strategies to serve this population without frustrating  staff and bogging down schedules. Dr. Woodson  will discuss: Behavioral triggers for targeted assessment and efficient scheduling The impact of impaired patients on the practice- scheduling, waiting […]

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  • Don’t Kill the Messenger, or the Message- How to deliver Bad News


    Dr. Woodson helps professional caregivers, social service professionals, community leaders and their trainees: Overcome our own feelings of fear, failure and inadequacy which force us to avoid our supportive role and abandon patients. Create a supportive, permissive environment in which clients and families can discuss difficult topics. Develop confidence with specific, compassionate language to present […]

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  • The Virtual Team- Making Sure Your Geriatrics Team is IN it to WIN IT


    Caring for frail seniors requires the skill of different types of professionals and the challenge to support such a team within the cost constraints of Medicare can be overwhelming.  After doing just that in solo-private practice, Dr. Woodson shares her expertise in: Identifying which seniors need the full geriatrics assessment Scheduling and performing assessments Accessing the network […]

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  • Getting Through the Eating Seasons


    The time between the Jewish High Holy Days and Valentine’s Day is a gauntlet of stress  that it’s easy to block with calories, failing to keep our health and fitness goals. Dr. Woodson helps audiences program success and: Discern between physical hungers and other hungers we try to feed with food. Overcome barriers to making […]

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