To promote relational learning for health care professionals that integrates patient and family perspectives, professionalism, and the everyday ethics of clinical practice
IPEP Represented in Hong Kong at 3rd International Symposium on Healthcare Communication
Elizabeth Rider, MSW, MD, IPEP’s Director of Academic Programs, and member of the Department of Medicine, Division of General Pediatrics, co-chaired the 3rd International Symposium on Healthcare Communication, an international day-long Symposium held in Hong Kong on June 29, 2015.
The Symposium, “Communicating for Compassionate Healthcare: Mobilizing Values to Practice”, brought together leading international clinicians, educators, academics, and leaders to share and discuss innovative practices, educational strategies, and cutting edge research that effectively promote compassionate healthcare, attention to core values and skilled communication in different healthcare settings around the world.
The Symposium was sponsored by the International Research Centre for Communication in Healthcare (IRCCH), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, Curtin University, Western Australia, and Charter for Compassion International (CCI). This special event included the launch of IRCCH as the Asia-Pacific Healthcare Hub of Charter for Compassion International.
IPEP has joined major healthcare and educational institutions in Hong Kong, Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Uganda, and the US, as a Partner of IRCCH’s initiative, the International Charter for Human Values in Healthcare. To learn more about the Symposium, please click here or follow the Twitter hashtag #IRCCH15.
Cultivating Collaboration in Argentina
Thanks to the introduction by Peter Weinstock, MD, PhD, and the pioneering educational outreach of Boston Children’s Hospital SimPeds, we are pleased to unveil our budding collaboration with Garrahan Hospital. Garrahan is a 513 bed pediatric institution located in Buenos Aires that serves children across Argentina, with specialties in oncology, neonatology, transplantation, and burns. For several years Garrahan has partnered with SimPeds to train a specialized group of simulation educators. With the desire to expand educational capacity to integrate communication and relational learning hospital-wide, IPEP’s director Elaine Meyer, PhD, RN, will travel to Argentina in December to consult with leadership, and lay the groundwork to present introductory workshops. We are hopeful that Lewis Wheeler, veteran actor, will be able to join the effort to lend his craft and unique talent to augment the experiential learning. As a prelude to the collaboration, we look forward to welcoming Nadir Ayrad to the Institute in early November to introduce him to the PERCS pedagogy and learning approach. Nadir will serve as liason to the Garrahan-based project leaders, Juan Carlos Vassallo, Susana Rodriguez, and doctors Florencia Villois and Silvia Kassab, educators, and actors. Esperamos trabajar juntos!
IPEP Collaborates with Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary
Harvard Medical School Ophthalmology Residency Program Director Carolyn Kloek, MD and clinical fellow Anuradha Mishra, MD are teaming up with David Browning, LICSW, Donna Luff, PhD, and Elaine Meyer, PhD, RN to develop a PERCS workshop for Difficult Conversations in Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology is a medical and surgical specialty of diseases of the eye, with patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric. Three representative cases are being developed including: emergency room visit; surgical complication with uncertain outcome; and unexpected serious diagnosis with vision loss. Monthly planning meetings have been set for this summer in preparation for a pilot workshop with the Harvard Medical School ophthalmology residents this fall.
IPEP Partners with International Charter to Bring Core Values into Healthcare Interactions and Education
IPEP joins major healthcare and educational institutions in Hong Kong, Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Uganda, and the US, as a Partner of the International Charter for Human Values in Healthcare. The Charter was developed through an international, interprofessional collaborative effort to restore the primacy of core values necessary for practicing compassionate, ethical, and safe healthcare around the world. Using a rigorous 3-year qualitative research process to identify and develop a framework for values essential for every healthcare interaction, the Charter delineates five categories of fundamental human values, with sub-values within each:
- Commitment to integrity and ethical practice
- Commitment to excellence
- Justice in healthcare
The framework of values articulated in the Charter underpin ongoing and developing clinical care projects, educational programs and research efforts inhealthcare settings internationally. At IPEP, a Partner of the Charter since 2014, we have implemented values curricula in several IPEP programs including IPEP’s international faculty development course, Difficult Conversations in Healthcare: Teaching and Practice, Pedagogy and Practicalities Seminar, Difficult Conversations in Outpatient Pediatrics, and IPEP Faculty Retreats.
Elizabeth Rider, MSW, MD, IPEP’s Director of Academic Programs and member of the Department of Medicine, is a leader of the Charter initiative. Created in early 2011, the Charter is a major initiative of the International Research Centre for Communication in Healthcare at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and University of Technology Sydney, Australia; Curtin University, Western Australia is a strategic partner. For more information about the Charter, please click here and you can downlaod the paper here.
Strong Presence at the Upcoming ICCH
IPEP expects another strong presence at ICCH 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana with six oral presentations and one poster presentation. All affiliates of the Institute are encouraged to attend! There are excellent plenary speakers, workshop offerings, and productive networking opportunities. To view the accepted abstracts, please click here.
Blog Post for Elaine Meyer’s TEDx Talk
On the one-year anniversary of On Being Present, Not Perfect, the TEDx Talk by Elaine Meyer, PhD, RN, a blog post recently went live. Elaine reflects, “Delivering the TED Talk, I distinctly remember hitting my stride when describing our approach to holding challenging healthcare conversations at the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice. I was on terra firma and the story arc bowed gracefully. I enjoyed sharing the Wizard of Oz metaphor-courage; brains and heart-to highlight the core ingredients of honest, effective conversations. I had contributed something that I hoped would improve the emotional standard of care.” To read the blog in its entirety, please click here.