Difficult Conversations
in Healthcare: Teaching and Practice

March 8, 2014 | May 17, 2014 | June 7, 2014
Boston Children’s Hospital • Waltham, MA

Earn up to 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Dear Colleague,

It is my pleasure to invite you to an upcoming course, Difficult Conversations in Healthcare: Teaching and Practice, which will be offered on March 8, 2014, May 17, 2014 and June 7, 2014 at Boston Children's Hospital in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.

Difficult Conversations in Healthcare: Teaching and Practice is a 1-day faculty development course designed for physicians in all specialties, residency and clerkship directors, medical education leaders, medical educators, and multidisciplinary healthcare professionals (social workers, psychologists, and others) interested in and/or involved in teaching interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, relationship-centered care, patient-practitioner relationships and related topics.

The course offers the opportunity to learn about an innovative, collaborative relational learning model, known as the Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills (PERCS). The Institute for Professionalism & Ethical Practice (IPEP) at Boston Children's Hospital developed this model for teaching and enhancing communication skills and relational capacities. We anticipate participants will:

  • Identify educational strategies and facilitation skills in order to teach about communication, professionalism and relationships in health care

  • Discuss the philosophy and components of relational learning as practiced in the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice's (IPEP) Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills (PERCS)

  • Develop strategies to promote and implement relationship-centered teaching and learning within
    one's home institution

Participants will experience and learn about the following educational strategies and pedagogy:

  • The PERCS model of realistic enactments with professional actors, collaborative learning, and reflection and feedback
  • The use of narratives
  • Videotape and discussion
  • Interactive didactic presentation
  • Appreciative inquiry
  • Small group team-based learning
  • Large group discussion
  • Facilitated reflections

Difficult Conversations in Healthcare provides teaching and learning strategies for the communication skills and professionalism competencies required by many regulatory organizations including the ACGME, LCME, JCAHO, a and specialty and licensing boards. The course is also offered as a pre-course for The Harvard Macy Institute's Program for Educators in Health Professions and the Program for Leading Innovations in Health Care & Education.

For more information about the course and faculty, and to register online, please visit the course page.

Spaces are limited. If you have questions about the course, please feel free to contact Allyson McCrary, Course Coordinator, at 617-355-5021 or Allyson.McCrary@childrens.harvard.edu.

We hope to see you in March, May or June!

Register for March 8, 2014
Register for May 17, 2014
Register for June 7, 2014

Sincerely,

Elizabeth A. Rider, MSW, MD
Course Director

 
 


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The course is also offered as a
pre-course for The Harvard Macy Institute's Program for Educators in Health Professions and the Program
for Leading Innovations in
Health Care & Education.

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ACCREDITATION

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians: The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 6.5 Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR 31.00. Collaborative of NASW-MA and the Boston College and Simmons College Schools of Social Work.

Nurses: Nursing Staff Development of Boston Children's Hospital #PA93 is an approved provider of continuingnursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 6.4 contact hours have been accepted for this course as it meets the definition of continuing nursing education and meets the criteria set by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Psychologists: The Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children's Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children's Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6 continuing education credits.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 6.75 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.