VitalTalk Tips 4+

Vital Talk

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings
    • Free

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Now updated with the VitalTalk COVID-Ready Communication Playbook!

The VitalTalk Tips app enables physicians, nurses, and other clinicians to improve their communication skills for patients who have a serious illness. For clinicians in hospital medicine, oncology, cardiology, nephrology, hepatology, neurology, trauma, emergency medicine, primary care, pediatrics, palliative care, and others.

If you are a clinician who cares for patients with serious illness and their families, you need communication superpowers. Having great communication skills makes a difference—your patients will understand their medical situation better, and build trust with you faster, and you'll be able to guide them to medical decisions that match their values.

For this app, we've curated a special set of communication skill tips, focused on the moments where clinicians most often get stuck. You can flip through the tips by topic (serious news, prognosis, family conferences, goals of care, and more), or just get a daily tip as a notification. Read the tip (it'll take <10 seconds), try it out, and over time, your inner communication ninja will emerge.

VitalTalk is nonprofit, built on research, and aimed at social change. We want to make it possible for every patient with serious illness to talk to a clinician who has the skills needed to enable that patient to make decisions that match their values. We're changing the way clinicians talk to patients, one ninja at a time. Join us.

What’s New

Version 2.0.2

Minor bug fixes for recent devices.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

deryjhss ,

Must-have for med students and more

This app has made me feel more confident when talking to patients and especially when responding to emotion. It’s so well done and nicely organized. Every healthcare professional should have this resource on their phone— right next to Epocrates and MDCalc.

No Name Fed ,

Excellent app! A must have for novice to expert clinicians!

This app is great! So many helpful tips for communication in a variety of settings. Practical examples and links to the supportive evidence. A must have for novice to expert clinicians.

Isasofire ,


This is an essential tool for every clinician from any discipling who is interested in improving communication with patients. It provides evidence based, effective, and time efficient tips in the form of digital flashcards

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