The day started with Dr. Cliff’s “railmen story”–Listen to the Rhythm. I was deeply impressed by Dr. Cliff’s kindness to, and caring for others, whom he does not know and may never know. Not only did he give extra notice to the things easily overlooked as a passerby, but he also carried out his caring despite the inconvenience to himself. I was thinking to myself what in the world could stop this devoted man from becoming extraordinary? He is so caring to the world outside of his expertise, then what level of caring does he pay to his field? I was also reflecting on myself on how far I am behind him as for the caring heart—-how often I overlook what’s going on outside because I am already quite full with my own business?
A fun thing for today was Teeter Totter Game. This was my first time playing the… Continue reading
By Linda Hunter, RN, PhD Student
I continue to learn from and be impressed with my health professional peers and feel like we are starting to get closer to the top of the patient safety mountain and picking up speed as we move “up and over”. I am thrilled to see the interaction and reflection amongst the multi-disciplinary group we have.
When Rose mentioned that Lewis was with us and watching – it reminded me of when my sister passed away due to a medical error involving morphine. She was 24 yo and legally blind due to juvenile diabetes but was vibrant, intelligent and fun! She died while I was working in Saudi Arabia and when I was coming home on the plane (crying the whole way) I looked out and saw her walking on the clouds and smiling at me. We can never forget the loved ones we have… Continue reading
This continues to be such an amazing week here at the Patient Safety Summer School for Residents. I am currently sitting with a group of residents at the beautiful backyard patio of the Ah Haa School for the Arts, listening attentively and raptly to Paul Levy’s voluntary advice about negotiations. I just can’t believe I am surrounded by such an amazing and inspiring group of people. I cannot even begin to reflect on all the incredible moments of which I have been a part so far this week (and it’s only Wednesday!) but this is definitely going down as one of them. From the team building and communication we learned from the Teeter Totter game yesterday to the powerful and emotionally stirring video on the tragic story of Michael Skolnik to the unbelievable scenery and serenity of the Bear Creek Trail hike this morning, this is an experience that can… Continue reading
Thanks to everyone’s participation on the blog, facebook and Twitter, the Transparent Health blog hit an all-time high number of page views today with 241 hits to the blog. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderfully creative insights and thoughts on how healthcare can become safer for all of us.
Let’s keep the conversation going–and not let up. As you all learned today, a conversation can change an outcome. The more noise out in the Twitterverse, the blogosphere and whatever “they” call Facebook-land–the more likely the Telluride Summer Camp messages of: transparency, open/honest communication, patient-centered care, creation of a just culture in medicine, respect and joy in the workplace and building of high reliability organizations that drive preventable medical error to zero will catch fire–in a good way. Keep the momentum going even after heading… Continue reading
The patient safety film “The Faces of Medical Error from Tears to Transparency…The Story of Lewis Blackman” was shown this morning to international patient safety leaders, patient advocates, medical educators and 20 medical student leaders from across the US. The award winning film kicked off the Seventh Annual Telluride Patient Safety Educaitonal Roundtable. This years Roundtable continues the discussions and consensus building from the previous two years on the need for Open, Honest and Professional Communication between caregivers and patients/families related to unanticipated patient care outcomes. Helen Haskell, the mother of Lewis Blackman, along with Tim McDonald and Dave Mayer led interactive discussions with attendees after the film on (1) why honest communication in healthcare has been lacking and (2) the positive changes that have been observed by health sytems who have adopted a… Continue reading