Disclosure and Apology

Disclosure and Apology Live Online Workshop

Workshop Dates

Thursday, October 11, 2018
9:00-11:00am, EDT (6:00-8:00am PDT)
*** Due to an overwhelming demand for this live online workshop, all workshop registrations are now closed. We are working on scheduling future dates for this workshop. ***


An error in care. You are about to walk in to disclose it.  Bringing bad news is stressful. Handling it well is critical for your patient’s experience, your own resilience, and your institution, too. Led by Harvard Medical School experts in bioethics and communication, this workshop will equip you with the understanding, best practices, ethical under-pinnings, and tools to manage these difficult conversations.

The Disclosure and Apology workshop is one component of a course organized into three modules: two self-paced modules and a live online workshop. The self-paced modules provide you with an introduction to disclosure and apology and follow-up materials.  The self-paced modules are designed to enhance your understanding but are not required for the online live workshop. You can access these online through our partnership with OPENPediatrics.

Who Should Attend

Developed for physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and other care providers, as well as, practice managers, risk managers, and interdisciplinary team coordinators.

General Information

Workshop Dates

Fall 2018:
Thursday, October 11, 2018
9:00-11:00am, EDT (6:00-8:00am PDT)

Spring 2019: TBA


NON-continuing education path:

  • FREE/OPEN ACCESS.  The non-CE path is complimentary due to the generous support of the Ullem Foundation and the BCH Anesthesia Foundation.

Continuing Education path (CME/CE):

  • Live online workshop:  $50.00 for 2.0 (risk management, MOC)
  • Full course (optional):  $150.00 for 6.0 (risk management, MOC)

Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.


Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of  6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.


Boston Children’s Hospital designates this activity for 6 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”


A unique feature of the course is a Moderated Online Workshop led by renowned experts in communication.  The live workshop 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 D. 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