What an amazing and invigorating second day of discovery and consensus building at our Telluride Roundtable on “Open and Honest Communication Skills in Healthcare”. The high altitude and beautiful mountain valley scenery have ways of opening up creative thought processes that lead to amazing new ideas. Some reflections from day two:
The first day of our Telluride Roundtable on “Open and Honest Communication Skills in Healthcare” is now complete. After a full day of deliberative inquiry and exploration, some reflections come to mind:
Welcome to the Sixth Annual Patient Safety Roundtable in Telluride, CO – an annual retreat for those of us working to help make healthcare safer through education. This year’s work will focus on open and honest communication skills in healthcare, addressing the barriers surrounding transparency from informed consent through the continuum of care when unintentional harm occurs. As we wait for this year’s Roundtable to begin, the sun has already begun to peek over the beautiful Telluride valley and the southern Colorado Mountains, signaling the start of another beautiful Rocky Mountain summer day.
Through the generous support of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), eighteen students from medicine, nursing, public health, pharmacy and law will be joining us in our work this year. To kick off the Roundtable, we will share with attendees the award winning film, The Faces of Medical Error… From Tears to Transparency:… Continue reading