Keepers of the House: Video Showing and Discussion
Presented by: Neil S. Prose, MD
Wednesday, March 4th at 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT
In this 15 minute documentary video, eight hospital housekeepers talk about their special human relationships with patients and their families and the ways in which they believe their work contributes to healing. A showing of this short film will be followed by a discussion of what the film teaches us about empathic communication, and how this video might be used in a teaching environment. We will also discuss the ways in which our daily actions as health care providers affect hospital housekeepers’ sense of wellbeing, and how we might include them in the activities of the health care team.
About the Presenter: Neil S Prose MD, is Professor of Pediatrics, Dermatology and Global Health, and co-director of the Health Humanities Lab at Duke. Dr. Prose has given seminars and lectures on communication skills to residents and fellows in numerous specialties, and to physicians and nurses in medical centers around the U.S. He participated in the creation of a national curriculum in doctor-patient communication for residents in neurosurgery in the United States. Dr. Prose has consulted on developing curricula in doctor-patient communication in medical schools and clinics in South Africa, Botswana, and Kenya. He is currently involved in creating a curriculum in respectful maternity care for midwives and health extension workers in Ethiopia, and for midwifery students in Chilean Patagonia.