Support groups

Finding Meaning in Medicine Discussion Groups

Institute for the Study of Health and Illness (ISHI)

Synopsis: These ongoing, no-cost monthly meetings offer a way for colleagues to participate in meaningful dialogue on a chosen topic related to the fundamental experience of practicing medicine, nursing or other health care professions. Sample topics include grief, grace, healing, courage, mystery, intimacy and service. Each person contributes a story drawn from their own practice or reads a chosen poem or piece of literature. ISHI can help you find or start a Finding Meaning in Medicine (FMM) group.

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Schwartz Center Rounds®

The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare

Synopsis: The Schwartz Center Rounds® program offers clinicians a regularly scheduled time to openly and honestly discuss social and emotional issues that arise in caring for patients. In contrast to traditional medical rounds, the focus is on the human dimension of medicine. In an interdisciplinary group, clinicians have an opportunity to share their experiences, thoughts and feelings on thought-provoking topics drawn from actual patient cases.

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