Let’s apply the concept of resilience to another scenario — a slope of deteriorating patient experience. First, though, let’s introduce another advanced teamwork concept: cognitive empathy. Cognitive empathy is the […]
“There’s a dichotomy in the way physicians think. They feel frustrated by all the things they shouldn’t be responsible for, yet can’t relinquish because they’re not surrounded by a team […]
Every day most of us carry a fear like this through the hospital. Whether we know it or not, most of us deal with it the same way: we standardize. The way we take a history. The way we examine patients. Even how we think about our patients and write our notes.
Moving toward fully integrated, patient-centered care on inpatient hospital units requires radically transforming current unit and hospital structures and processes. One promising new care model, the Accountable Care Unit (ACU), offers alternative structures and processes. One process, Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (SIBR) puts patients at the center of care, bringing the interprofessional care team to patients’ bedsides every day.