Author: Sylvia Lewinstein

PERCS Rounds: A Clinical Ethicist’s Reflections from the “One-Room Schoolhouse”

by Kerri Kennedy How does one learn the art of navigating difficult clinical encounters with compassion and skill?  Thankfully, IPEP has developed an innovative approach to teaching this art, sometimes referred to as the “one-room schoolhouse” which creates a space for

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An IPEP Actor’s Experience

By: Jessica Webb Jessica Webb, IPEP actor, was moved to write based on her participation at the South Shore Hospital PERCS launch. I have had the honor of working as an actor with PERCS for 6 years. In that time, I have

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From the Viewpoint of a Research Assistant

By John Scott, IPEP Intern Being at the hospital with a sick child is never a parent’s idea of a good time. Add to that a complete stranger convincing you to take part in a study, and you can imagine

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Elizabeth A. Rider, MSW, MD, Honored by European Society for Person Centered Healthcare

Congratulations to Boston Children’s own Elizabeth Rider, MSW, MD, who was recently awarded the 2016 Platinum Medal for Excellence in Person Centered Healthcare by the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare (ESPCH). Rider was selected from a pool of 397

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Aligning Expectations between General Surgery and the PreOp Family

By Adena Cohen-Bearak, IPEP Project Manager As the sun rose on a cold November morning of this year, twenty surgeons and three nurse practitioners from the Department of General Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital gathered with Aligning Family-Team Expectations during

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ENRICH Healthcare Communication Course: “Connecting Across Differences-Relational Skills for Thriving in a Changing Healthcare Environment”          June 8-11, 2016, Los Angeles, CA Offered by the American Academy on Communication in Health Care  ENRICH is an intensive and learner-centered

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Writing Collaborative Book Group on January 24, 2017

Join us for the next IPEP’s Writing Collaborative’s book group to discuss: “WHAT DOCTORS FEEL” by Dr. Danielle Ofri “Rich and deeply insightful. . . .A fascinating journey into the heart and mind of a physician struggling to do the best

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IPEP Represented at the International Conference on Physician Health: Increasing Joy in Medicine

IPEP Represented at the International Conference on Physician Health: Increasing Joy in Medicine The International Conference on Physician Health (ICPH): Increasing Joy in Medicine is a collaborative conference of the American Medical Association (AMA), Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and British

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Aligning Expectations Rolls Out Workshop to BCH Department of Urology

After successfully piloting the Aligning Expectations workshop last month, project staff and faculty were excited to present the refined version of the workshop to the surgeons and nurse practitioners of the Department of Urology at BCH. On Wednesday evening, November

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World-Wide Response to Online Disclosure & Apology Course

IPEP’s online Disclosure and Apology Course continues to attract new learners, including a growing number of international participants. At our last Moderated Online Workshop, held on September 20th, we were delighted to work with participants from 13 different states across

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