Schwartz Center Rounds (2/22)

When the Health Care Worker Becomes the Patient

Wednesday, February 22, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
CC121 or Webex

All Team Members are Invited


Ernika Quimby, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending

Moira Bryers, MSN, RNC-MNN, CBC
Quality Improvement Outcomes Manager
Women’s and Children’s Institute

Emily Scattergood, MD
Medical Director, Peer Support Program
Division Head, Pediatric Radiology

Annmarie Cristiano, PharmD, DPLA
Medication Safety Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

This Schwartz Center Round will feature a panel discussion highlighting the stories, experiences, and emotions involved when the roles are reversed and the health care worker is the recipient of care. Becoming a patient presents us with a unique opportunity to create change by living and practicing medicine with more purpose, empathy, and compassion.  We can learn from our experiences and the experiences of others if we take the time to listen.

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­­­­The Cooper Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Cooper Health System takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

The Cooper Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per session.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of one hour of a continuing medical education (CME) course recognized by the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, or the American Podiatric Medical Association is equal to one hour of continuing education for New Jersey nursing license renewal (New Jersey Board of Nursing 13:37-5.3).

The learner objective for this activity is to improve relationships between patients and clinical caregivers by:

    • Exploring the human dimensions of health care
    • Increasing caregivers’ insight into the nonclinical aspects of patient care
    • Enhancing communication and understanding among caregivers
    • Fostering interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary teamwork among caregivers
    • Providing support to caregivers

The intended audience for this activity includes all practicing physicians on staff.  Other health professionals including fellows, residents, nurses, social workers, technicians, therapists, counselors, dieticians, patient care services representatives, and medical assistants may also benefit from participating in this educational activity.

Information about mental health resources available to Cooper team members can be found here.