Author: Emma Forman

Patient Experience, Patient Engagement: What does it mean?

by Adena Cohen-Bearak, M.Ed., MPH- Project Manager “Patient experience” is one of the latest buzzwords now being used in countless articles, initiatives, and websites. But what does it actually mean? According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ),

Posted in Aligning Expectations

Learning from the Master: Fostering Humanistic Learning Environments and Reducing Burnout

by Elizabeth Rider, MSW, MD, Director of Academic Programs at the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice Learning environments and organizational cultures strongly influence the professional identity formation of trainees, the well-being of faculty members, ways in which healthcare professionals

Posted in Physician Burnout

Tips for Preparing Children and Caregivers for Medical Procedures

by Lauren Mednick, PhD Effective preparation of children for medical procedures can have both short and long-term benefits. Children who have accurate expectations of what they will experience are likely to cope more effectively, experience less anxiety, and be more

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Clinicians Must Care for Themselves, as well as Their Patients

by Adena Cohen-Bearak, MEd, MPH “I love being a doctor. It’s what I always wanted to do, this work so rich in content and even richer in meaning. There is gratitude, comfort and undeniable privilege,” states Ranjana Srivastava, an oncologist

Posted in Physician Burnout

A Bittersweet Farewell to IPEP’s Interns

As another semester passes, we bid a bittersweet farewell to our amazing interns, many of whom are graduating from their respective programs at Simmons College and Northeastern University, or continuing their education in fields related to public health and research.

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Tips for Preparing to Disclose a Medical Error or Adverse Medical Event

Speaking with patients or their families after a medical error or an adverse medical event is one of the most difficult conversations a clinician can have. Rather than taking a deep breath and walking into this stressful event unprepared, being

Posted in Disclosure and Apology

“Doctor, the Family is Here”: The Challenges of Communicating Difficult News in the Emergency Department

By Gabriela Toutin Dias, MSc This was his first shift as an attending. Fresh out of emergency medicine training, he felt an overall sense of relief and satisfaction; it had been a good shift. As night fell, his thoughts increasingly

Posted in Simulation