Category: Aligning Expectations

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),

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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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Informed Consent Prior to Surgery: It’s Not Just About Signing a Form

Featured in Boston Children’s Today By: Adena Cohen-Bearak As the sun rose on a cold November morning, 20 surgeons and 3 nurse practitioners from the Department of General Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital gathered for the PERCS: Aligning Family-Team Expectations

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Aligning Expectations: Where We Started, Where We Are Now

by Adena Cohen-Bearak Back in the spring of 2015, when our project team learned that our grant proposal for our new project Aligning Family-Team Expectations During Surgical Consent had been funded, we believed that surgical informed consent was a simple

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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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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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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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Aligning Expectations Moving Foward

Things are moving forward at a furious pace in the Aligning Expectations project! Our visiting research fellow Pia Kuhlmann has done an amazing job recording surgical consultations this summer, and we now have over 50 surgical consultations recorded and transcribed,

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