Assessing competency and skills in relating and communicating to patients is not a requirement for graduating medical school. Can giving doctors a script for empathy actually make them more empathetic? In a New York Times article on the subject, a doctor comments on taking a course about communicating with patients: “This has really helped me [...]
For the last 7 years, my presentation, Tongue-Tied: A Story NOT Silenced by Oral Cancer was put into the dental school curriculum by oral pathologist Maria Fornatora, D.M.D, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. For one hour, I’m given the chance to inspire, motivate and impact the way dental [...]
Hi Eva, I write to you because I’m desperate. I’m a 31 years old mother of two, and my oral cancer is back for the third time. Well, this time around there is no treatment since I have been radiated before. Everyone on the tumor board agrees no treatment should be given, however my radiation [...]
Jennifer’s Story Chapter I: She is an RDH diagnosed with SCC of the right tonsil and scared about the treatment. Chapter II: Jennifer’s surgery is successful and she feels gratitude. Chapter III: One week post surgery Hi Readers, I am home…got home yesterday. However, I’m having difficulty choking every time I eat or drink at [...]
Dancing in my kitchen while cooking to my iPod doesn’t come close to how live music rocks my soul and translates into fuller movements. When music is live, it becomes 3D, no… 8D, in that I not only hear a great tune that draws me to my feet as the rhythm vibrates in my soul, [...]
Share the story: You and your dental provider will each receive a package of Eva’s products including books from the Talk4Hope book series, CD’s of Eva’s story recordings, “The Human Network in Action” bookmarks, Six-Step postcards and chair-side posters.
None of the information contained on this website is intended to be, nor should it be used as advice by a dental professional. The information is being provided solely for the purpose of raising awareness about the importance of proper oral cancer screenings. If you have any concern about an abnormality in your mouth, throat, or neck, see a dentist or oral surgeon immediately.