Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice
Enhancing Communication Among Patients, Families, and Clinicians
The Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice is a leader in medical communication training focusing on difficult conversations among patients, families, and clinicians. Using live simulated re-enactments, experiential learning, evocative trigger films, and engaged discussions participants learn to navigate such difficult conversations as unexpected diagnoses, medical error, disclosure and apology, end-of-life issues, and prenatal concerns.
News and Updates
Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice: Faculty Fellows Humanism Series
Join us for the ongoing Faculty Fellows Humanism Series designed to nurture values and to foster humanistic organizational cultures and learning environments. The series is a project of the Boston Children’s Hospital Institute for Professionalism & Ethical Practice/ Harvard Faculty Education Fellowships:
• Faculty Education Fellowship in Medical Humanism and Professionalism
• Faculty Fellowship for Leaders in Collaborative and Humanistic Interprofessional Education
The Faculty Fellowships were supported, in part, by a multi-institutional grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation –
William Branch, Jr, MD, MACP is national PI; Elizabeth A. Rider, MSW, MD is site PI and Fellowship Director.
November 9: PERCS: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
November 28: PERCS: Cardiovascular and Critical Care- Children with Special Care Needs
December 8: PERCS: Supporting Families at the Bedside
Our interdisciplinary rounds will be taking place the 3rd Wednesday and 4th Friday of each month during the summer. Check our rounds page for upcoming topics. PERCS Rounds are monthly forums that offer an opportunity for for Boston Children’s Hospital employees to engage in interdisciplinary discussion and learn about challenging questions in everyday professional practice.