The AAP Resilience in the Face of Grief and Loss Curriculum

Title

The AAP Resilience in the Face of Grief and Loss Curriculum

Creator

Serwint JR; Bostwick S; Burke AE; Church A; Gogo A; Hofkosh D; King M; Linebarger J; McCabe ME; Moon M; Osta A; Rana DT; Sahler OJ; Smith K; Rivera F; Baldwin CD

Publisher

Pediatrics

Date

2016

Subject

Adaptation Psychological;
Adult;
Attitude of Health Personnel;
Attitude to Death;
Burnout Professional/prevention & control;
Clinical Competence;
Curriculum;
Education Medical, Graduate/methods;
Female;
Grief;
Humans;
Internship and Residency/methods;
Male;
Pediatrics/education;
Societies Medical;
United States

Description

A career in pediatrics can bring great joy and satisfaction. It can also be challenging and lead some providers to manifest burnout and depression. A curriculum designed to help pediatric health providers acquire resilience and adaptive skills may be a key element in transforming times of anxiety and grief into rewarding professional experiences. The need for this curriculum was identified by the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees. A working group of educators developed this curriculum to address the professional attitudes, knowledge, and skills essential to thrive despite the many stressors inevitable in clinical care. Fourteen modules incorporating adult learning theory were developed. The first 2 sections of the curriculum address the knowledge and skills to approach disclosure of life-altering diagnoses, and the second 2 sections focus on the provider’s responses to difficult patient care experiences and their needs to develop strategies to maintain their own well-being. This curriculum addresses the intellectual and emotional characteristics patient care medical professionals need to provide high-quality, compassionate care while also addressing active and intentional ways to maintain personal wellness and resilience.

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Citation List Month

August 2017 List

PMID

PMID: 27940771

Citation

Serwint JR; Bostwick S; Burke AE; Church A; Gogo A; Hofkosh D; King M; Linebarger J; McCabe ME; Moon M; Osta A; Rana DT; Sahler OJ; Smith K; Rivera F; Baldwin CD, “The AAP Resilience in the Face of Grief and Loss Curriculum,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 25, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10989.

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