Giulia Lamiani, MS, EdM

Giulia was introduced to the Institute in 2006 when attending her first PERCS course on difficult conversations in critical care.  Since 2006, she has contributed to the research projects of the Institute and developed the idea of adapting the PERCS pedagogy and format to teach difficult conversations in other countries.

When I first attended the PERCS program, I was fascinated by the power of the learning paradigm – learning as an interdisciplinary group, through reflection and sharing, was really an empowering experience. I hope that participants who experience this learning will bring change to their everyday practice.”

Giulia graduated in Education at Catholic University of Milan and later in Psychology. Within the Fulbright Program, she received her Masters in Health Education from Boston University. She worked with IPEP from 2006-2007 as a Fulbright Scholar. She is currently enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Pavia.

Her research interests focus on communication, end-of-life care, patient education and patient safety.  As Research Fellow at the Department of Health Science (University of Milan), she is also involved in teaching medical students and healthcare professionals. Upon her return to Italy, she co-developed the Italian PERCS program that was launched at San Paolo University Hospital in 2008. The project received several awards such as the Premio Terzani for the Humanization of medicine and the Health Promoting Hospital nomination. Her work is published in Patient Education and Counseling, Anesthesiology, Journal of Perinatology, Medical Teacher and Medical Education.