“Patient-Centered Training of Residents on a Medical Ward”
Principal Investigators: Robert C. Smith, MD, MS, 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.