Summer School: Disclosure Academy

New Video Series on Adverse Events Continues

Throughout the month of July, Children’s Disclosure Committee will share new information regarding Children’s Adverse Event Disclosure Program. A primary goal of this program is to support providers with resources to assist them with the disclosure of adverse events to patients and families.

“The majority of health care workers believe that adverse events should be disclosed to patients,” said Thomas Gallagher, M.D., associate professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. “However, when questioned about their actual experiences of conducting disclosure, health care workers often fall short of this ideal. Currently, most disclosures fail to meet patient expectations or contemporary standards for these conversations.” 

Children’s has trained professionals available to assist you with the disclosure of adverse events to patients and families. A list of disclosure coaches is available on MyChildren’s under the Healthcare Professionals tab. We encourage you to set yourself up for success by using the resources available to you.

Please click here to view a video message from Sidharth Mahapatra, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, Pediatric Intensivist. Contact Kimberly Peterson, Quality & Patient Safety, with any questions.