PERCS Neurology

Workshop Dates*

September 18, 2018

December 5, 2018

March 27, 2019

April 24, 2019

*Note: This course is open only to neurology residents and fellows selected by the Department of Neurology at Boston Children's Hospital

Cost

This course is complimentary and open only to neurology residents and fellows selected by the Department of Neurology at Boston Children's Hospital

Continuing Education

No continuing education credits are offered at this time.

Participant Reviews

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

Description

Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills(PERCS) Neurology Workshops use a case scenario methodology to enhance communication skills by neurology residents in a consultation setting. The rotating curriculum for this course involves scenarios focused on informing the families of patients about the changing aspects of their child’s neurologic situation and prognosis. The scenarios portray typical family meetings as a child’s neurologic course progresses.  Each workshop offers didactic presentations, realistic enactments with professional actors, videotape feedback and debriefing, and group discussion.  Videotaping will permit the participants to assess their skills in communicating difficult and often uncertain information, and together seek areas of improvement to benefit their care of patients and families.  Participants are encouraged to reflect on their personal and professional experience, and how that can influence their approach to communicating with patients and families.

Course Rotation:

  • Bearing Bad News
  • Challenges in Supervision
  • Neonatology
  • Somatoform Disorders

Who Should Attend

This course series is open only to neurology residents and fellows selected by the Department of Neurology at Boston Children's Hospital

Faculty

David Browning, MSW, LICSW

Senior Scholar Emeritus
Psychosocial Faculty
Co-founder, IPEP

Suzanne Morse-Fortier, LICSW

Family Faculty
Faculty Associate

Erin Ward, MsEd, CAS

Family Faculty
Faculty Associate

Ellen Waddill, MEd

Family Faculty
Faculty Associate