The Nursing Network call series takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. Facilitated by Carol Geary, it features conversations to explore the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report on The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health and other topics. All are welcome.
Nursing Network Call
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 1-2pm ET
Making Sense of Prognosis Communication in Heart Failure Using a CAS Framework
Guest: Patricia H. Strachan, RN, PhD, and Rob Robson, MDCM, MSc, FRCP(C)
Making Sense of Prognosis
Communication in Heart Failure Using a CAS Framework (ppt)
The complexity of prognosis communication in heart failure: Patient and cardiologists’ preferences in the outpatient clinical setting (pdf)
Dr. Strachan is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at McMaster University, Canada where she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cardiovascular nursing research from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Her research has broadly focused on communication issues involving patients with heart failure (HF) and end-of-life planning and care. She is eager to explore ways in which the science of complex adaptive systems can be integrated into research, education and practice particularly in relation to integration of a palliative approach to HF care. Patricia is an investigator with the Canadian Researchers at the End of Life Network (CARENET) in association with Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network, one of the Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence. She represents the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada on the Quality End-of-Life Care Coalition of Canada and has participated in provincial and national initiatives to inform policy for cardiovascular and a palliative care.
Dr. Robson is the Principal Advisor for Healthcare System Safety and Accountability in Canada and recently served as the Chief Patient Safety Officer at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority for six years. Dr. Robson is a trained healthcare mediator and has worked for more than ten years in this field. Rob is a specialist emergency physician who continues to practice, having worked in community hospital and tertiary care emergency departments in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences of the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine. Rob is interested in trying to direct traffic at the tangled intersection of complexity science, conflict engagement, accountability, and patient safety. These interests have led to Rob’s involvement at the international level with Resilient Health Care Net, a collection of individuals dedicated to understanding the elements of organizational resilience in healthcare. Rob is a founding member of EHCCO- a community of practice dedicated to exploring creative approaches to collaborative practice and conflict engagement in healthcare organizations internationally.