Virtual Mentor. August 2005, Volume 7, Number 8.
About the Contributors
Theme issue: Difficult Conversations in Medicine.
Benjamin Blatt, MD, is associate professor of medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. He is also director of the Office of Education and Clinical Skills Center.
Geoffrey H. Gordon, MD, is associate professor of medicine and psychiatry and director of the John Benson Program on Professionalism at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.
James T. Hardee, MD, is a physician with Kaiser Permanente in the Department of Internal Medicine in Denver, Colorado. He is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado, also in Denver.
Rachel Malis, MA, is a graduate student in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. She conducts research on interpersonal relationships with a focus on interpersonal conflict and health.
Frederic W. Platt, MD, is clinical professor of medicine at the University of Colorado and was director of communication training for first- and second-year medical students during the past 6 years. He is a regional consultant for the Bayer Institute for Health Care Communication.
Michael E. Roloff, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He conducts research on interpersonal influence with a special emphasis on interpersonal conflict and on bargaining and negotiation. He is co-editor of Communication Research.
Barbara F. Sharf, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
Richard Sheff, MD, is chairman and executive director of the Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc., Marblehead, Massachusetts. The Greeley Company is a physician-led, national consulting and education company serving hospitals, medical staffs, and physician organizations across the country.
Theme Issue Editors
Abraham P. Schwab, PhD, senior fellow, Institute for Ethics, American Medical Association
Phil Perry, MSJ, assistant editor, Virtual Mentor
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