Doctor, Patient, and Caregiver Communication



There is a great deal to be gained by improving communication between patients, family caregivers, and healthcare professionals — especially physicians. Better care for patients, less stress for caregivers, more efficient use of doctors’ time, and improved satisfaction for all concerned can be achieved when caregivers and patients communicate effectively with their care team.

Tune in to our live web chat to learn more about effective communication techniques. A live question and answer period will follow immediately after the lecture.


All are welcome to attend.


The lecture portion of this program was recorded as part of a live CancerSmart educational event at MSK. To learn more about CancerSmart, view past programs, and see a schedule of upcoming webcasted events, please visit

Date & Time(s)


This is an online event. Tune in to the live webcast here.

Registration Details

Registration is not required for this event. You may submit your question in advance here.


Allison J. Applebaum, PhD, psychologist and Director of the Caregivers Clinic at the Counseling Center at MSK

Philip A. Bialer, MD, psychiatrist and member of the Communication Skills Research & Training (COMSKIL) laboratory at MSK

Andrew S. Epstein, MD, medical oncologist in the Gastrointestinal Oncology Service at MSK whose research has focused on doctor-patient communication