Tell Me More®

One of our newest and most exciting programs, Tell Me More® invites patients to help their healthcare team get to know them better.

Compassion is good medicine

Tell Me More® (TMM) is a way for the entire healthcare team to get to know patients better. Patients are asked 3 non-medical questions about their lives. Answers are displayed on wall stickers by patients’ beds to remind all care providers that every patient is more than just their diagnosis.

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The program is a simple, inexpensive, and easily implemented and improves communication with patients and their families Patients appreciate the healthcare team getting to know them on a more personal level, and the program also allows members of the healthcare team to stay in touch with their own humanity.

What others are saying…

“When I took a few extra minutes to learn about the patient’s story, it helped me focus on what I love about my job instead of all the paperwork and scheduling and the things that make it feel like work. The patients aren’t work, they are my inspiration every day.” – A radiation therapist who participated in Tell Me More® with patients

“Even if just for one second, it encourages everyone to see a patient as an individual and not just a condition that we want to treat and discharge home.”

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“The program is unique in that it encourages the opportunity to visit with patients, just to talk and hold their hands and share stories, and not have to examine them or do procedures on them.”

 

History

Learn more about the origin of this wonderful program.