I'm curious if anyone in previous trainings has implemented curriculums to teach dignity-conserving care at their organization/institution. I am hoping to bring this important work to others and would appreciate any guidance from others (or our great instructors) who have done so!
For background, I'm a physician at an hospital in New York City.
Thanks for your great question. For nearly a decade - prior to COVID - we hosted annual workshops in Winnipeg focused on Dignity Therapy.
But this on-line, three part workshop is the first time we have made Dignity in Care front and centre of our agenda. We think that this is a broader mandate, and has applications that span across all of medicine.
The package we've put together covers many elements that we think are vital for a Dignity in Care curriculum. We certainly invite you and others to use what we have presented as a template; to amend it as you see fit; and to share what you learn about teaching Dignity in Care with us, so we can further refine our way of conveying these critically important approaches to patient care.
Are there plans to offer this training in an online format again going forward? We have others in our organization that may benefit from this workshop, but travel to Winnipeg to attend in person is time and cost prohibitive for us.