In the past two years, DOM providers have faced the absence of patient family members at the bedside and in office exam rooms. This was true for COVID and non-COVID patients alike. Learning how the absence of family (and other care partners) has affected care and how providers have adapted to this situation is important to inform JHHS’ ongoing pandemic response and that of the healthcare community at large.
If you provided clinical care in 2020, please consider taking the Partnering in Pandemics (PiP) survey announced below. The PiP project is led by Dr. Hanan Aboumatar, associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine.
Partnering in Pandemics Project
GOAL: To learn about changes that the SARS- COV2 pandemic imposed on patient care, including any innovations (or strategies) that clinical teams used to maintain safety and quality patient care and stay connected with patients and families despite limited access to the bedside.
DESCRIPTION: Caregivers of various disciplines who work in providing care to Medicine patients (including healthcare leaders, physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, therapists, social workers and other healthcare professionals) are invited to provide input via an anonymous online survey.
The survey will be administered within multiple healthcare systems to help identify promising practices implemented during this pandemic or ones that may be useful in future emergencies/pandemics.
To learn more and access survey, click here.