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Largest Patient Safety Fellowship Yet Set to Examine the Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought havoc on every area of the U.S. healthcare system. Its impact hasn't stopped cascading across healthcare specialties and regions, and leaders of the future will need to understand all the intricacies o...
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Death and Dying Fellows Equipped with Critically Relevant Skills

As health systems across the country scramble to keep pace with the COVID-19 pandemic, one skill in high demand is navigating end of life conversations and decisions. The pandemic has created some new challenges for families, including...
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Tree of Life Shooting Survivor Returns to Speak with Death & Dying Fellows

There are few conversations as difficult as those that surround the death of a loved one. Learning how to compassionately and thoughtfully walk into those moments is at the heart of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation's Death and Dying Fe...
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Sixth Annual Death and Dying Fellowship Begins

Everyone has preferences for how they'd like to be cared for in their final days, but too often those preferences are not taken into account because they are not discussed – not by patients, family or providers. According to a 2016 Kai...
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Salk Fellows pitch solutions to transform medical error

On November 21, over 60 people gathered at the QIT Center to attend the 2019 Salk Health Activist Fellowship Finale to hear five fellows pitch their political platform to address medical error. The invite-only event featured a diverse ...
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2020 Death & Dying Fellowship applications open

Returning in January 2020, the Death & Dying Fellowship takes on a key challenge: the reality that professionals are not well prepared to deal with death, dying, and grieving families. Part of the Feinstein Fellowships created and ...
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Salk Fellowship Brings Campaign Approach to Medical Error

As the United States prepares for an important election year, the discussion of health care has once again taken center stage, yet the unconscionable tragedy of deaths from medical error continues to be ignored. Following the first Wor...
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Applications Now Open for 2019 Salk Health Activist Fellowship

As our nation prepares for an important election year, the 2019 Jonas Salk Health Activist Fellowship will help emerging health activists learn how to grab the public's attention on a major health and social issue and spur action, usin...
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Maternal Health-Focused Patient Safety Fellowship Kicks Off

Where is the safest and most comprehensive perinatal program in Pennsylvania? How are maternal health practitioners factoring "implementation science" into their programs? On June 4, this summer's Patient Safety Fellowship kicked off w...
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Death & Dying Fellowship Concludes With Post-Gazette Feature Story

The 2019 Death & Dying Fellowship concluded on April 1 with the fellows practicing their skills in conducting end-of-life conversations, after receiving guidance from guest speaker Dr. Bob Arnold, chief of Palliative Care and Medic...
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Applications now open for the 2019 Patient Safety Fellowship

The Patient Safety Fellowship prepares recent and current graduate students to apply emerging methods and strategies in implementation science, team-based problem-solving, and continuous quality improvement for healthcare settings. The...
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Participants Sought for Practicing End-of-Life Conversations at Death & Dying Fellowship on April 1

The JHF and Health Careers Futures Fellowship on Death and Dying concludes on April 1 with 33 Fellows practicing their skills in conducting end-of-life conversations. Many of the faculty from throughout the Fellowship will be participa...
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Fifth Year of Death and Dying Fellowship Opens, Teaching the Most Difficult Conversation

The JHF and HCF Fellowship on Death and Dying is built around developing one skill for healthcare professionals: How to take part in difficult conversations around serious illness, including issues of death, dying, and grief. A formal ...
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