“How do you have the conversation?” A Curriculum for Residents

 Principal Investigator: Jennifer Rhodes-Kropf, MD

 Overview: This project will develop a video and curriculum to teach residents how to discuss goals of care with family members of patients with dementia (Module I) and to develop a video and teaching module so that interns can better understand  what they can expect while they are helping  their patients to complete a living will (Module II). 

 “How do you have the conversation?” Discussing goals of care with family members of patients with dementia.
The Conversation Project: A medical student discusses her end of life wishes with her mother.
Patient-Centered Training of Residents on a Medical Ward
Principal Investigators:

Robert C. Smith, MD, MS, Internal Medicine and Heather Laird-Fick, MD
Organization: EW Sparrow Hospital/Michigan State University College of Human Medicine



Overview: The patient-centered training project established, integrated patient-centered care teams of project faculty and nursing staff to direct residents on a dedicated patient-centered care ward. Dr. Frankel worked with project faculty, nurse teachers and hospital administration, with a focus on strategies for becoming successful change agents. Success of patient-centered care delivery will be determined by descriptive and patient-specific data.


Principal investigator: Keith J. Mann, MD, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO
The effect of a longitudinal curriculum teaching pediatric residents patient- and family-centered care (PFCC) on physician ‘centeredness’ and patient satisfaction

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