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Ward Rounds - Ideas for Making Them Better
9/4/2015 6:25 PM | Vieve Paisley, MD
Breaking Through the Teenage Mask: A Teen’s Perspective on Communication Challenges
9/30/2014 7:54 PM | Vieve Paisley, MD
Patient Privacy: Let's All Get on the Same Page
7/4/2014 8:31 PM | Vieve Paisley, MD
Continuity, Relationships and Trust in Healthcare Essential to Ensure Patient Safety
6/9/2014 8:40 PM | Vieve Paisley, MD
The Unique Patient Safety Challenges of Children with Cancer
2/25/2014 9:20 PM | Vieve Paisley, MD
The Most Important Four-Letter Word in Healing
2/3/2014 11:00 PM | Vieve Paisley, MD
Apology and Disclosure: A Father’s Perspective - Opportunity
1/29/2014 11:09 PM | Vieve Paisley, MD
Bridging People and Places in Pediatrics
1/20/2014 11:20 PM | Vieve Paisley, MD
To Honor Leah's Life and Save Others
12/21/2013 8:15 AM | Vieve Paisley, MD
Partnering With Parents to Save Children’s Lives
4/15/2013 2:44 PM | Vieve Paisley, MD

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Ward Rounds - Ideas for Making Them Better

Author: Abhishek Bhartia 

"A leader must be able to define an ideal state and get people enthused about moving towards it" said Dr Prab Prabhakar, a consultant paediatric neurologist at the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), as we sat down together in my office. I had met Dr Prabhakar a few months ago in London and was pleased that he was taking a day out of his vacation in India to visit us. [...]

Patient Privacy: Let's All Get on the Same Page

Author: Johannah Back

I am just a mom. I, like many of you, have been thrust into the world of patient safety due to the occurrence of an unfortunate medical error. Our entrance to this world began because our daughter's G-tube feeding was connected to her IV line, causing fortified breast milk to be sent through her bloodstream and internal organs. She suffered Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) and several other medical emergencies, but after three days on life support, she miraculously survived. [...]

 

The Unique Patient Safety Challenges of Children with Cancer

Author: Julia Hallisy, D.D.S.

Open and honest discussion of medical errors and patient safety issues is never easy. When the patient who is harmed is a child battling a life-threatening cancer diagnosis, it becomes exponentially more difficult. In 1999 the groundbreaking Institute of Medicine (IOM) report “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System” validated what parents and family members already knew - that patients were experiencing a significant amount of harm when receiving medical care. [...]

The Most Important Four-Letter Word in Healing

Author: Kim Lynette Sandstrom

A few months ago, Dale Micalizzi, the courageous mom, who took a stand on behalf of her son, Justin, invited me to become a member of PIPSQC and join the PIPSQC Ambassadors. I heartily agreed, but then took my own sweet time to write the blog she had been patiently asking for. It was one of those things that I could not quite wrap my brain around what to write. I kept thinking, what do I have to add to the discussion, nearly 9 years after our light, Diana Brookins, died from an upper biliary duct injury, from the removal of a single gallstone, and a central line infection following the birth of her only child. [...]

Apology and Disclosure: A Father’s Perspective - Opportunity

Author: James Padilla, JD

The other day, my friend and colleague, Dale Ann Micalizzi, posted on her Facebook page a note about a doctor friend who was going to engage in an apology and disclosure following a tragic outcome. Knowing her story and having a similar one, I could only consider thinking - do we as patients and impacted family ever encourage such a difficult undertaking? I mean do we REALLY encourage it from the doctor, nurses and other healthcare providers! [...]

Bridging People and Places in Pediatrics

Author: Dale Ann Micalizzi

In 2001, our 11 year old son, Justin, died following an incision and drainage of a septic ankle. Our lives were shattered and we sought solace among parents who had suffered this unfathomable loss before us. We joined the International Compassionate Friends support group and eventually became co-leaders of a local chapter. Through this work, I partnered with a local organization called, Bridging People and Places and arranged for them to make teddy bears for our support parents’ other children. [...]

To Honor Leah's Life and Save Others

Author: Lenore Alexander

When a child dies from preventable medical error, it’s almost always more than one mistake. In the case of my daughter Leah, it was, in retrospect, what they call a perfect storm. And after years of reading about hospitals and medical error, and about Leah’s specific surgery, I have come to know just how many things were simply done wrong.[...]

Partnering With Parents to Save Children’s Lives

Author: Dale Ann Micalizzi

I was recently reminded of a team building activity, usually for youth, referred to as the "Trust Fall." You’ve heard of it, I’m sure. It’s where you place your arms across your chest, close your eyes and free fall backwards into the interlocking arms of your friends or team. Some may be reluctant to be the one falling or the one expected to catch. But the goal of the exercise is to build harmonious team spirit and trust. You can depend on me and I can depend on you…no matter what. A sports team often feels this deep connection and bond. My hope is for hospitals and healthcare organizations to feel that partnership and trust with their staff, patients and their families. [...]