Dr. Cheryl Woodson

Seminars for Community Leaders and Organizations

  • TO SURVIVE CAREGIVING: A Daughter’s Experience, A Doctor’s Advice


    This presentation is based on Dr. Woodson’s book TO SURVIVE CAREGIVING: A Daughter’s Experience, A Doctor’s Advice. It can be adapted for family caregivers or the professionals who support them to give excellent elder care without destroying their own physical, financial, emotional or physical health. Dr. Woodson: Removes guilt by explaining why the responsibilities of today’s […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • It’s Fight or Flight- Not Stand and Stress


    Stress kills. In this presentation, Dr Woodson: Explains the ecological advantage of stress and how the sociological changes have increased stress beyond benefit Reviews the direct impact of stress on each organ system and on behaviors that cause illness indirectly Reveals the most common factors that induce stress Offers tools to help discover hidden “real” […]

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  • What Do You Mean; My Health Insurance Doesn’t Cover IT?! Understanding the alphabet soup of health care plans HMO, PPO, POS as well as Medicare and Medicaid.


    Dr. Woodson helps health care consumers: Lift the confusion about the pros and cons of each class of coverage Improve their chances of getting the care they need within the system they have chosen Explain the advantages of a “Single Payor” Health Care System

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  • You’re Due 28,610,600,000 Heartbeats; Be Sure You Get Every One of Them


    Dr. Woodson teaches you how to: Protect yourself against the # 1 killer of adults in this country (heart disease) by changing your risk factors: obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, stress, smoking Implement strategies for healthy eating and exercise relevant to your age, location, finances and health status Communicate with your doctors about the most useful […]

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  • Dementia “The Slow Walk Home”


    With professional and personal experience witnessing* Describe the demographic and financial impact of this devastating illness Recognize the difference between normal aging and  dementia Explain the difference between Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias, acute and chronic confusional states What to expect from physicians in investigating the changes Discuss care options ( pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic and care locations […]

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