Advancing Relational Learning Worldwide: Disclosure and Apology Part I

Advancing Relational Learning Worldwide: Disclosure and Apology Part I

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About

Disclosure and apology conversations after medical errors and adverse events are vital to safer, high quality healthcare. Transparency around errors enables organizations to learn from mistakes and take measures to prevent them from happening in the future, but these conversations are difficult for the patients, families and clinicians involved.

This course aims to support clinicians in having these difficult but necessary conversations. The course contains video materials from renowned experts in the fields of patient safety and error disclosure, as well as powerful personal stories from patients, families and providers about their experience of medical error.

The Disclosure and Apology course is organized into three parts. Parts I and III are self-paced and can be completed here. Part II is a live, moderated online workshop guided by our expert faculty.

 

   

 

   

 

Instructional Time

2 hour, 00 minutes

Target Audience

  • Physicians and Trainees
  • Pediatric Physicians and Trainees

Expiration Dates

  • Released: November 8th, 2016
  • Reviewed: November 8th, 2017
  • Expires: November 8th, 2018

Course Format

Self-paced, using text and video, with post-test assessments. Requires 80% or higher score to earn CME credit. Online course assessment. Requires Safari (v6 or higher), Chrome (v38 or higher), Internet Explorer (v11 or higher), or Firefox (v23 or higher).

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe why disclosure and apology is the right thing to do
  • Identify professional barriers to disclosure and apology
  • Recognize the emotional impacts of medical errors and adverse events on patients, families and clinicians
  • Identify the challenges and benefits of disclosure and apology conversations for patients, families and clinicians
  • Describe the TRACK core relational values for disclosure and apology
  • Apply suggested guidelines and tips for preparing for holding and debriefing/follow up after disclosure and apology conversations
  • Describe the role and importance of disclosure coaches and use/recommend their use
  • Identify key personal and institutional steps necessary for meaningful disclosure and apology conversations
  • Recognize that the patients and families may still be angry, even if conversations go well
  • Assess approaches to disclosure and apology across the range of error cases in pediatrics
  • Evaluate whether how and what to disclose for each case
  • Recognize the importance of support and fair resolution for both clinicians and patients
  • Examine the range of support available to clinicians across settings
  • Assess support in own setting
  • Examine the role of peer support and determine its essential features
  • Describe the features of a “just culture” for clinicians
  • Identify the sequence of errors that occurred in the example case
  • Critique the opportunities and challenges posed by technology for medical error and effective communication
  • Compare attitudes and practices on disclosure and apology in the example setting with those in own country/setting

Contributors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Stephen Brown, MD

Staff Physician in Radiology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, and Director, Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice

Robert Truog, MD

Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesia, and Pediatrics, and Director, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School; Executive Director, Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice, and Senior Associate in Critical Care Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital

Beth Daley Ullem, MD

National Patient Safety Advocate, Board Director

Jo Shapiro, MD, FACS

Chief, Division of Otolaryngology in the Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Paul Hickey, MD

Anesthesiologist in Chief, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Research, Boston Children’s Hospital

Mr. David Browning, MSW, BCD, FT

Co-Founder, Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice, Boston Children’s Hospital

Ms. Brenda Allair, M.Ed

Parent, Special Education Coordinator

Ms. Linda Kenney

Founder and Director, Medically Induced Trauma Support Services (MITSS)

Dr. Frederick van Pelt, MD

Associate Clinical Principal, The Chartis Group

Dr. Patricia Folcarelli, PhD, RN

Director of Patient Safety, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Mr. Mark Blazey, MS, CRNA

CRNA at Boston Children’s Hospital

Dr. Kenneth Sands, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President of Health Care Quality and Chief Quality Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Robert Wachter, MD

Professor and Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Dr. Andrew Carson-Stevens, MD

Clinical Lecturer in Health Care Improvement, Institute of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University

Dr. Marisa Brett, MD

Associate Physician in Medicine, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Eric Fleegler, MD, MPH

Associate Physician in Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Ms. Christine Rachwal, RN, MSN, CCRN

Clinical Nurse Specialist, CICU, Boston Children’s Hospital

Disclosures

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Boston Children's Hospital and the standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, course planners, speakers and content reviewers list below any relevant relationships they or their spouse/partner have to companies producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients.

Instructor Disclosures

No disclosures to report:

Dr. Robert Wachter, Dr. Kenneth Sands, Dr. Andrew Carson-Stevens, Dr. Frederick van Pelt, Dr. Patricia Folcarelli, Dr. Jo Shapiro, Mr. David Browning, Mr. Mark Blazey, Dr. Robert Truog, Dr. Elaine Meyer, Dr. Paul Hickey, Ms. Beth Daley Ullem, Ms. Brenda Allair, Ms. Linda Kenney, Dr. Marisa Brett, Dr. Eric Fleegler, Ms. Christine Rachwal, Dr. Stephen Brown

Content Reviewers

No disclosures to report:

Dr. Donna Luff, Ms. Lesley Niccolini, Dr. Robert Graham, Ms. Erin Ward

Commercial and Financial Support Disclosure

This program receives no commercial support.