This three-day multidisciplinary interactive course will develop instructors for simulation-based education. Participants learn the principles of experiential learning, including types of simulation, course design and debriefing strategies.
September 25, 2017 Courtesy of Matt O'Connor Health & Network News Keeping the human element in medicine is increasingly difficult in the era of big data and technology, but the growing field of narrative medicine seeks to maintain empathy between provider and patient. Narrative medicine functions under the idea that understanding a patient’s story builds compassion … Continue reading Empathizing With Narrative Medicine Understanding and Incorporating Patient Stories into Care is Gaining Momentum in Medical Schools
St. Vincent, however, is testing out a new approach by placing what it calls “peer recovery specialists” in its ED to help intervene in the cycle of substance use disorders. Now, when a patient shows up for overdose treatment, these former drug users — who are employed by the hospital and have received special education and training — intervene and steer them toward treatment, Gilberstadt says. Those specialists will be able to “speak in a language and at a level that overdose patients relate to,” he says. The hospital is now laying the groundwork for this new 12-month pilot program, with plans to launch in October. They’ve received a $1.5 million grant from the city of Jacksonville that will allow them to hire peer-recovery specialists, behavioral health counselors and statisticians to track data on the endeavor, and to purchase a supply of the overdose reversal drug Narcan.