Arifa Uddin

What I learned from the last four days..

The Telluride Patient Safety Experience served as a venue for me to assess my patient care practices from a different viewpoint. It helped me fo find ways I can improve the quality of care that I provide for my patients as a part of the health care team. Small changes in the ways I communicate with my patients, health care team and my patients’ families can have significant impact on my patients ‘ outcomes and satisfaction.

Significance of transparency, empathy, embracing our mistakes and turning them into an opportunity to learn from them to improve the outcome as well as avoiding them in future.

Errors are inevitable. To develop a culture that accepts changes and implements those changes regardless of who suggested the changes rather than a culture of shame and blame is the foundation on which our patients ‘ recovery lies.

This conference also introduced me to some concepts… Continue reading

Remembering the fundamentals

Day 1 at the Telluride patient safety experience was a good refresher course for me to reinvigorate and bolster myself to persue the same goals and ethics that I wanted to work with in my career when I started my psychiatry residency journey.  During the past two years as I went through the rigors of my residency training, I  felt that  some of the most crucial principles taught to us during our orientations had lost their sheen abraded by the stress of getting things done as an assignment to deliver rather than  a passion to heal another human body and soul.

There were multiple instances during the sessions today where I found myself to be critically  analyzing my own communications with the interprofessional team that I had during the last two years. I am glad that I will be taking home with myself some helpful… Continue reading

AELPS 2022 Dates

- CMF Scholars (Week 1)*: 6/5/22 - 6/9/22
*Session exclusive to COPIC Medical Foundation Residents.
- Sorrel McElroy Scholars (Week 2): 6/12/22 - 6/16/22
- Bennathan Scholars (Week 3): 7/19/22 - 7/23/22
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