Disclosure and Apology after Medical Errors and Adverse Events
Upcoming Live Moderated Workshop
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
10:00am -12:00pm EST



Continuing Education path: $50.00 for the online workshop ($150.00 for the full course, if chosen, including two self-paced modules).
NON-continuing education path: Complimentary due to the generous support of the Ullem Foundation and the BCH Anesthesia Foundation.

Continuing Education

The course is accredited for Continuing Education for physicians and nurses, with up to 6 Risk Management credits available (2 RM credits for this workshop and 4RM credits for self-paced modules).


You are about to walk into a meeting with a patient and their family to tell them there has been an error in their care. How are you feeling? What will you say? How will you say it? What if they are angry? 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. Yet most clinicians have little or no training in how to prepare for and conduct these conversations. Our Disclosure and Apology course offers providers the tools, skills, and practice needed to conduct these difficult but necessary conversations.

The Disclosure and Apology course is organized into three parts. Parts I and III are self-paced modules that are available on-line through our partnership with OPENPediatrics. Part II is a live moderated online workshop led by our expert faculty.

Disclosure and Apology Course Format

Course ModulesFormatContinuing Education
Preparation for Disclosure and Apology

Activities including patient and provider stories, guidelines and reflective exercises.
Self-paced2.0 CME, Risk Management, MOC
Live Online Workshop

Faculty experts lead participants in practicing for disclosure and apology conversations. Includes interactive exercises and discussing a filmed error case scenario.
Live Moderated Webinar2.0 CME, Risk Management, MOC
Disclosure and Apology in Practice
Activities related to clinician support and applying disclosure and within institutions.
Self-paced2.0 CME, Risk Management, MOC

Who Should Attend

Physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and other providers who work closely with patients or patients and their families, applicable to both pediatric and adult medicine practitioners.

“It is important to take a deep breath, think a little beforehand, frame the discussion, and take your time”


A unique feature of the course is a Moderated Online Workshop led by renowned experts in communication. The next workshop on February 13, 2018 will be led by:

  • Stephen D. Brown, MD, Director, Institute for Professionalism & Ethical Practice, Boston Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School; Chair of the Professionalism Committee of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
  • David Browning, MSW, LICSW, Senior Scholar and Co-Founder, Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice, Boston Children’s Hospital.
Stephen A. Brown, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

David Browning, MSW, LICSW

Senior Scholar Emeritus
Psychosocial Faculty
Co-founder, IPEP

Donna Luff, PhD

Associate Director
Course Director