Thursday, September 2, 2010

"You are not alone"

The dream team from the Behavioral Health Kaizen is checking back in at today's CCRMC Improvement Academy. They've formed a rapid response (for lack of a better term) called the "You Are Not Alone" (YANA)Team. The team's aim is to ease the collateral suffering experienced by those close to major medical and psychological crisis. Team members are be trained in peer to peer crisis management, community resources, and organizational fluency to allow facilitation of visiting and to offer immediate support to the family and friends of our patients. Codes are predicted to last approximately 15 - 20 minutes for the purpose of assisting families in activating their own support systems for longer term support, orient them to the medical center and/or unit, and the provision of resources (local food, hotels, and support groups/crisis lines). The YANA design team plans to also work w/ medical center volunteers to create "comfort packs" for both children and adults (consisting off nonperishable food & water, and entertainment such as newspapers and activities for children).

Please join your colleagues and hear of the work they've been doing to ensure that when facing a crisis "you are not alone' at CCRMC.

Additionally: Jon Stanger continues his noon conference ethics discussions. Today Jon will present "Taking Suffering Seriously."

I hope you're seeing a theme here. and I hope you join today's discussions.

My best,

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