Reflecting on the first two days of the Patient Safety Summer Camp has made me realize how incredibly lucky and thankful I am to be here. Not only am I in spectacular Telluride, I am surrounded by students who share the same driving forces. I’m also gaining a network of faculty to help support the mission of patient centered care and to help translate that mission at medical centers across the country.
The main themes we’ve discussed so far center on the idea of open, honest, and clear communication. At first I was surprised to find this as the emphasis but now I fully understand how this basis of respectful and effective communication is vital to the mission of the Telluride camp. It allows us to converse with each other in meaningful ways and to think about our communication with members of the diverse heath care teams at home institutions.… Continue reading