"Getting feedback from the actors about what it felt like to be on the family side of the conversation [was valuable]. We can never ask a family’s opinion of how situations are handled or what parts were pivotal to them. This is the BEST professional training I’ve ever been to by far."
- Recent participant, PERCS workshop
To read more feedback from workshop participants, click here.
PERCS-Radiology featured in The Boston Globe
After participating in a recent Program to Enhance Relational & Communication Skills (PERCS) - Radiology workshop, Dr. Suzanne Koven, MD wrote about her experience in her monthly Boston Globe column. IPEP's Elaine Meyer and Stephen Brown were both interviewed for the article, which is entitled "Actors help doctors learn to convey empathy." To read the article, please click here.
Upcoming Faculty Development Course
Difficult Conversations in Healthcare: Pedagogy and Practice will be offered again on Saturday, June 8, 2013. This 1-day faculty development course is designed for physicians in all specialties, residency and clerkship directors, medical education leaders, medical educators, and multidisciplinary healthcare professionals (social workers, psychologists, and others) interested in and/or involved in teaching interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, relationship-centered care, patient-practitioner relationships and related topics. To learn more and to register, please click here to view the course brochure.
New educational film now available
We are pleased to announce that copies of the film "Organ Donation after Circulatory Death" are now available. This film was created by IPEP in partnership with the New England Organ Bank as an educational tool to support the growing practice of Organ Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD). The purpose of the film is to sensitize and educate hospital-based practitioners about the underlying ethical issues and the continuum of family-staff conversations that unfold as part of the DCD process. If you are interested in ordering a copy of the film, please click here.
Elizabeth A. Rider, MSW, MD given award from the National Academies of Practice
Dr. Elizabeth Rider, IPEP’s Director of Academic Programs, received the prestigious 2012 Nicholas Andrew Cummings Award from the National Academies of Practice (NAP). This national award is given annually to an individual who has made extraordinary and enduring contributions to interprofessional healthcare education and practice. Dr. Rider was recognized for her many outstanding contributions to interprofessional healthcare and education at the local, national, and international levels, and for her distinguished career as a physician and educator.
Robert D. Truog, MD invited to write article for 200th Anniversary of NEJM
In the article, "Patients and Doctors – The Evolution of a Relationship," which was published in the February 2012 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Truog discusses how the relationship between patients and doctors has evolved along three interrelated axes – clinical care, research and society – over the past several decades. As part of the 200th Anniversary Article, Dr. Truog was also interviewed about issues in medical ethics and the physician-patient relationship.
To read an interview with Dr. Truog by Pauline W. Chen, MD about transparency in the doctor-patient relationship, click here.
Sigall K. Bell, MD awarded a Gold Professorship
"The voices that most need to be heard in healthcare are too often those least likely to speak - patients, family members, clinicians-in-training, and staff who occupy the lowest rungs of the hierarchy. What conversations addressing humanism and its impact on patient safety should be happening, but currently are not?" These are the words of Dr. Sigall Bell, IPEP’s Co-Director of Patient Safety and Quality Initiatives. As a Gold Professor, Dr. Bell will teach and mentor trainees, create patient-centered curriculum and conduct research to improve patient care. Read more
Medical Error Book Published
We are pleased to announce the publication of Talking with Patients and Families about Medical Error. The book is authored by IPEP Executive Director Robert Truog, MD and IPEP Senior Scholar David Browning, MSW, with co-authors Judy Johnson, JD, and Thomas Gallagher, MD, and includes a forward written by Lucian Leape, MD. Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in December 2010, the book is a guide to innovative education and thoughtful clinical practice in this challenging area of clinical and organizational practice. To read more, or for ordering information and discount, click here.
Our book will soon be available in Italian! Stay tuned for more information…
Medical Education Book Published
We are delighted to announce the publication of A Practical Guide to Teaching and Assessing the ACGME Core Competencies, Second Edition. IPEP’s Director of Academic Programs, Elizabeth Rider, MSW, MD, authored the book with co-author Ruth Nawotniak, MS, C-TAGME. David Leach, MD, former Executive Director of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), wrote the foreword. The book provides research, best practices, strategies and tools for teaching and assessing the core medical education competencies required for residency programs, many medical schools, accreditation organizations, and specialty and licensing boards in the US and internationally. To read more, or for ordering information and discount, click here.