Effective training in family conference facilitation in the ICU has been identified as a need by postgraduate trainees during a mixed-methods pilot study. The project team developed a four-step curriculum in facilitation of family conferences in the medical intensive care unit for senior internal medicine residents. The curriculum is designed for integration into day-to-day patient care activities and includes an interactive workshop for teaching communication skills, structured pre- and postconference interdisciplinary team huddles, and peer feedback through direct observation of actual family conferences.
Participating Institutions: Pennsylvania State College of Medicine and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Submitting Author: Susan Glod, MD
Project Type: Curriculum Development
Year Awarded: FY2015