SESSION TITLE: Education
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 02:45 PM - 04:15 PM
PURPOSE: Internal Medicine residents rotating through the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) discuss the clinical status and prognosis of critically ill patients during family meetings, often without formal training. The benefits of a formal curriculum focused on enhancing delivery of distressing news to families in the MICU have not been well established. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of a curriculum designed to improve the communication skills and comfort level of Internal Medicine residents conducting family meetings in the MICU.