TEACHING AND MAINTAINING LEARNER AUTONOMY DURING PATIENT- AND FAMILY-CENTERED ROUNDS
Description: A growing body of research exists to support the positive impact that patient- and family-centered care (PFCC) creates for patients, patients’ families, physicians-in-training and practicing physicians. Patient- and family-centered rounds (PFCR) is a subset of PFCC in an inpatient setting and described by Sisterhen et al. as facilitating an interface between patients, families and medical professionals and allowing for the development of a unified plan of care. Equally as important, in the academic setting PFCR constitutes an opportunity for both teaching and assessing medical students and residents in the context of real-life situations. This presentation provides practitioners with recommendations for and opens discussion about maintaining a balance between education, learner autonomy, work and patient care on PFCR.
Contact: Nicole Paradise Black, M.D., M.Ed.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Residency Program