The Art of Effective Physician Communication

Dr. Harry Wilkins & Hedi Aguiar

This book is based on the physician communication workshops offered by Dr. Wilkins and Hedi Aguiar.

The book helps the reader to understand physician culture, what is important to physicians, and provides guidance on how to more effectively communicate and interact with physicians.

Recent Educational Livestream Edited Recordings

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Fundamental Roots & Friends
Educational interviews on various aspects of physician communication and principles of how to bridge cultural communication.
Love Thy Neighbor
Learning about and embracing each other's culture through simple questions and cultural humility.
Learn more about Hedi Aguiar and her 'Love Thy
Neighbor' series on this podcast hosted by Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency: www.thegiftedlife.org/#154
The Power of Questions - Communicating with Physicians

A dialogue with Dr. Safdar Ansari on the power of questions, a wonderful tool for more effective communication with physicians.

Guest: Dr. Safdar Ansari, Neurologist

            Associate Professor, Neurology, University of Utah

            Medical Director of the TeleNeurology program

Hosts: Dr. Harry Wilkins & Hedi Aguiar 

Puerto Rican People

Learn more about the Puerto Rican ethnicity and shared culture. Watch the entire recording or click on the timestamp in the YouTube comment section for the question of interest.

Guests: Guillermina Sanchez, Executive Director

              Juan Negroni, Family Services

              Myriam Sparks, Family Services

              Nitza Louis, Hospital & Family Services Educator

Host: Hedi Aguiar 

Love & Variety: What this means to physicians

A dialogue about two more of the six basic human needs in context of physician culture. We learn what love and variety means to physicians and how can we help to meet that need.

Guest: Dr. Michael Moncure, Critical Care Surgery Specialist

            Director of Trauma

            Administrative Medical Director - Midwest Tansplant

            Network

            Professor of Surgery, University of Missouri-KC

Hosts: Dr. Harry Wilkins & Hedi Aguiar 

Japanese People

Learn more about the Japanese ethnicity and shared culture.

Watch the entire recording or click on the timestamp in the YouTube comment section for the question of interest.

Guests: Dr. Ryutaro Hirose, Organ Transplant Surgeon

              Laura Yamagata, Placement Coordinator, Surgical                    First Assist

              Juntaro Ashikari, Medical Headquarters Director

Host: Hedi Aguiar 

Principles Applied - Effectively Communicating with Physicians

A dialogue about the principles learnt from the book: "The Art of Effective Physician Communication," and how they have been applied to practice.

Guests: Jill Stinebring, VP, Organ Donation Services

              Nicole Rottinghaus, Donation Services Coordinator

              Shawn-Paul Harrison, Physician & Donation Specialist

Hosts: Dr. Harry Wilkins & Hedi Aguiar 

Aboriginal Australians

Learn more about the Aboriginal Australian ethnicity and shared culture. Watch the entire recording or click on the timestamp in the YouTube comment section for the question of interest.

Guests: Dr Nandi Spry, Multicultural Consultant

              Ambassador to the Nations & Educator 

              Benny Eggmolesse, Comedian & Activist

              Ps William Dumas, Pastor

Host: Hedi Aguiar 

Growing & Giving - What it means to physicians

A dialogue about two of the six basic human needs in context of physician culture. What does it mean to physicians to be able to contribute and grow? What does that look like and why is it so important?

Guest: Dr. Galen Henderson, Director, Neurocritical Care and              Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit

            Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Hosts: Dr. Harry Wilkins & Hedi Aguiar 

African-Americans 

Learn more about the African American ethnicity and shared culture. Watch the entire recording or click on the timestamp in the YouTube comment section for the question of interest.

Guests: Dr. Michael Moncure, Critical Care Surgery Specialist

              Angelique Brown, Key Account Manager

              Justin Johnson, Director of Clinical Services

              Shante' Wells, Director of Donation Systems

              Haratio Keys, Manager of Hospital Development

Host: Hedi Aguiar 

From Africa to Australia - Cultural Lessons Learnt

A dialogue with Dr Nandi Spry and Dr Nalishebo Elliott on the cultural lessons learnt as they moved from Africa to Australia.

Guests: Dr Nandila Spry, Multicultural Consultant

              Ambassador to the Nations & Educator 

              University Faculty

              Dr Nalishebo Elliott, Head of Patient Experience and

              Quality Outcomes

Hosts: Dr. Harry Wilkins & Hedi Aguiar 

Why 'Love Thy Neighbor'?

There is so much richness that we can gain by learning about each other's cultures. All we have to do is ask. This series will depict interviews with various ethnicities and nationalities to learn about their interpretation of their culture.

Past Recordings Fundamental Roots & Friends