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Monday, October 8, 2018  |  1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Caring for Caregivers

Jean Gribbon, PhD
Executive Director, Beads of Courage, Inc.
Astrid Grouls, MD
, McGovern Medical School

1:45 PM—2:00 PM Art in Medicine: Combating Burnout and Fostering Communication through a Structured Curriculum for Residents

Art in Medicine, or AiM, is a resident-run program at UTHealth McGovern Medical School in Houston, TX. This session will explore the growth of the program to further foster a sensation of community among residents, decrease burnout and promote collaboration among the disciplines. It will also explore how such programs may be initiated in other locations and settings.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the need for resident-oriented burnout prevention and the possibility of doing so with an arts curriculum.
  2. Identify aspects of a successful program that are transferable to other settings.
  3. Utilize existing infrastructure to incorporate the arts into residency training.

2:00 – 2:35 PM Arts in Health Workshop:

 I'm Fine (Feelings Inside Not Expressed): Alleviating compassion fatigue through an innovative workshop series for clinicians


Professional quality of life for those in direct patient care is a focus area for many healthcare systems. Minimizing compassion fatigue can prevent burnout. Beads of Courage created the "I'm Fine" (Feelings Inside Not Expressed) workshop series to support clinicians. Each workshop integrates the art of poetry with reflective beads to promote self­care and to renew the mind, heart and spirit of the professional healthcare provider.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Assess current needs of clinicians and their experiences of compassion fatigue.
  2. Describe an intervention designed to alleviate compassion fatigue for clinicians.
  3. Summarize outcomes associated with use of poetry and beads as tools to facilitate reflection.
  4. State touchstones that help build a circle of trust for a successful interactive workshop.
2:35 PM—2:45 PM Q&A/Discussion
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH