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'What Should I Say? Disclosing an Adverse Clinical Outcome

2018-2019 Medical Faculty and Clinician Wellness Series    
Co-Sponsored by URSMD Office for Faculty Development and  URMC Medical Faculty and Clinician Wellness Program

Timothy E. Quill, MD, MACP, FAAHPM
Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, Medical Humanities and Nursing
Palliative Care Division. Department of Medicine
Acting Director: Schyve Center for Medical Ethics

Clinicians sometimes care for patients who have a bad outcome from their interventions.  Although such outcomes are always regrettable, on occasion it may be difficult distinguishing between bad outcomes that have resulted from good medical care, and those that stem from medical errors or mistakes.  In this session we will explore how to talk with patients and families about such situations, as well as how to take care of oneself in these difficult times.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the seminar, the participant will able to:
1. Learn communication strategies to discuss unexpected outcomes with patients/families
2.  Understand institutional and professional responsibilities in disclosing medical errors
3.  Develop an approach to learning from adverse clinical events

To register for this seminar, please email

Faculty, PAs, NPs, Residents, Fellows, Students and Staff
are welcome to attend.  
Light lunch will be provided.

The Medical Faculty and Clinician Wellness Series is a qualifying activity for the URMC Malpractice Premium Differential Program.  In-person attendance at the seminar is needed to qualify for malpractice reduction and CME credits.

ACCREDITATION  The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CERTIFICATION  The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Monday, March 4, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

School of Medicine and Dentistry, LeChase Assembly Hall | G.9576
415 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14642

Event Type

Medicine and Healthcare, Continuing Education


Faculty, Students, Staff, Health Care Professionals

Contact Phone or Email

Continuing Education Credits

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM.

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