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Every critical moment in our lives starts and ends with a Difficult Conversation. As an intensive care physician, author, and frequent speaker on communication, Dr. Orsini has spent most of his career teaching key communication techniques that can help anyone navigate through the most difficult conversations. This podcast is about effective and compassionate communication. Each week our guests will tell their inspiring stories of triumph and tragedy and the role that communication played in the their lives. . Whether you are a doctor telling someone they have terminal cancer, a business leader who is trying to get the most out of his/her employees or an HR Professionals who is faced with separating an employee this is the podcast for you.

Difficult Conversations -Lessons I learned as an ICU Physician Dr. Anthony Orsini

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 174 Ratings

Every critical moment in our lives starts and ends with a Difficult Conversation. As an intensive care physician, author, and frequent speaker on communication, Dr. Orsini has spent most of his career teaching key communication techniques that can help anyone navigate through the most difficult conversations. This podcast is about effective and compassionate communication. Each week our guests will tell their inspiring stories of triumph and tragedy and the role that communication played in the their lives. . Whether you are a doctor telling someone they have terminal cancer, a business leader who is trying to get the most out of his/her employees or an HR Professionals who is faced with separating an employee this is the podcast for you.

    Not What I Had In Mind

    Not What I Had In Mind

    On this episode, Dr. Anthony Orsini and Liz Poret-Christ introduce guest, Laura Diaz-Freeland, whose twin daughters were born at the very limits of viability at just 23 weeks gestation. Laura’s memoir, “Not What I Had in Mind,” is discussed, highlighting the emotional journey and the deep empathy found in motherhood that she experienced following the birth of her extremely premature daughters. Dr. Orsini was part of the team who cared for her twins and they discuss the bond that Laura f...

    • 43 min
    Hope For The Best. Plan for the Rest

    Hope For The Best. Plan for the Rest

    In this episode, Dr. Orsini and Liz Poret-Christ are joined by guest, Dr. Samantha Winemaker, an associate clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Division of Palliative Care at McMaster University in Ontario, and co-author of the book, Hope for the Best, Plan for the Rest: 7 keys for navigating a life changing diagnosis. Dr. Winemaker, an advocate for open communication, emphasizes the importance of patients expressing their need for honesty in their healthcare interactions,...

    • 39 min
    Entrepreneurship with a Purpose

    Entrepreneurship with a Purpose

    Welcome to another episode of Difficult Conversations-Lessons I Learned as an ICU Physician. In this episode, get ready to explore the journey of Jon Brandt, a remarkable entrepreneur whose journey is not just about business, but about purpose and change, especially in the realm of mental health in educational settings. Liz Poret-Christ and Dr. Anthony Orsini dive into Jon’s recent sale of the Thrive Alliance Group, and his vision for integrating mental wellness into the fabric of our school ...

    • 31 min
    Fighting for our Heroes

    Fighting for our Heroes

    Welcome to Difficult Conversations. You may have heard the story of Dr. Lorna Breen, who was an accomplished physician that tragically took her own life during the spring of 2020. Today, Dr. Orsini and Liz Poret-Christ are honored to introduce guest, Corey Feist, who is the co-founder, and President of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation. Corey dives into his personal journey, driven by the tragic suicide of his sister-in-law, Dr. Lorna Breen, and his mission to transform the healthc...

    • 51 min
    Support Changes Outcomes

    Support Changes Outcomes

    Difficult Conversations with Dr. Anthony Orsini- Episode 88In this episode, host Liz Poret-Christ along with Dr. Orsini, welcome guest Gina Jacobson, who discusses the Working with Cancer initiative. The initiative, born out of a heartfelt response to the need for better workplace support for employees facing cancer and chronic illnesses, aims to create a safe and positive environment for disclosing health conditions at the workplace. Gina, a survivor of stage four colon cancer, shares her pa...

    • 34 min
    The Problem with Dying with Dr. BJ Miller

    The Problem with Dying with Dr. BJ Miller

    Welcome to Difficult Conversations with Dr. Anthony Orsini. Today, I have the distinct honor to have another incredible guest and that is Dr. Bruce B.J. Miller, who is a longtime hospice and palliative care medicine physician as well as an author, TEDx presenter, and keynote speaker. He has given over one hundred talks on the topics of death, dying, palliative care, and the intersection of healthcare with design. Led by his own experiences as a patient, Dr. Miller advocates ...

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
174 Ratings

174 Ratings

SierraRNC ,

Amazing

Glad to have some discussion on what can seem to be a difficult , uncomfortable topic we deal with regularly!

the steve w show ,

Vulnerability and true leadership on display.

I was blown away last night listening to Dr Anthony Orsini interviewing Dr. Jonathan Fisher about his own journey with anxiety and depression. This type of vulnerability, courage and leadership is needed now more than ever in the medical community.

merenboi ,

Fantastic

Dr. Orsini is a trailblazer in this very difficult aspect of being a healthcare provider.

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