L071824 Schwartz Rounds: Tragedy and Magical Thinking

July 18, 2024

A child is admitted following drowning. He will not recover. Decisions about discontinuing care need to be made but the parents are in the process of divorcing and unable to agree. Additionally, the child’s mother displays a thought process around recovery that feels to the team to be of her own creation and not grounded in any logical or faith perspective. Many of the physical manifestations of her thinking cause harm to the child at the bedside and are not what the father desires. In order to move forward, both parents must come to some agreement. A decision is finally made but the child’s mother continues to perform actions on the child based on her beliefs that cannot be allowed. This month’s Schwartz Rounds panel will discuss the difficulty of caring for this child and family and the tensions that arose between their obligations to the child, their desire to be compassionate to the mother, but also ensuring the father’s voice was also heard. 

 

The Schwartz Rounds program offers healthcare providers regularly scheduled time during their fast-paced work lives to openly and honestly discuss the social and emotional issues they face in caring for patients and families. The focus is on the human dimension of health care.

Following a quick multidisciplinary discussion of a topic or case, audience members have an opportunity to share their experiences, thoughts, and feelings and to support each other in best practices of caring for patients and self-care. Schwartz Rounds will be held virtually on the 3rd Thursday of every month and is open to all employees.

Target Audience

Children's Minnesota healthcare providers and staff caring for pediatric patients and their families. 

Learning Objectives

  • Present the social and emotional experience of caring for a patient whose mother displays behavior that is well intentioned but harmful
  • Discuss the emotional and human experiences of working with a family that is fractured
  • Support clinicians as they care for patient and families in difficult situations
  • Foster perspective sharing to strengthen the care system
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy technician
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
    • 1.00 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Course opens: 
01/02/2024
Course expires: 
08/18/2024
Event starts: 
07/18/2024 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
07/18/2024 - 1:00pm CDT

Moderators & Panelists: Abby Davis, MDIV, Shanna McCann & Susan Sencer, MD

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:

It is our intent that any potential conflict should be identified openly so that the listeners may form their own judgments about the presentation with the full disclosure of the facts. It is not assumed any potential conflicts will have an adverse impact on these presentations. It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker’s outside interest may reflect a possible bias, either the exposition or the conclusions presented.                                                                                                               

Planning committee members and presenter(s) have disclosed they have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing selling re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients and have disclosed that no conflict of interest exists with the presentation/educational event.

 

 

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Children’s Minnesota is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Children’s Minnesota takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific interest of its accredited continuing education events.

Credit Statement:

AMA

Children’s Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent to their participation in the activity.

ANCC

Children's Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC nursing contact hour. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Techs will have their attendance reported in the CPE Monitor for ACPE credits provided they have entered their NABP-ePID and birth month and day where indicated when setting up their profile.

This program offers 1.0 contact hours of continuing education.  Most medical professional organizations accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  It is the individual’s responsibility to determine whether an education activity meets the continuing education requirements of their respective licensures and/or professional boards.  Go to your respective organization’s website for more detailed information regarding credit requirements.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy technician
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
    • 1.00 Approved AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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Children's Minnesota employees only

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Required Hardware/software

You will need a computer or phone with either internet or Wi-Fi access.