Highlighting the important work of the faculty in the University of Colorado School of Medicine to improve care delivery, clinical quality and patient safety.
John Cleese once said, “Creativity is not a talent. It’s a way of operating.” In this issue, we explore the different ways School of Medicine faculty use the power of creativity to improve the delivery of care. From Dr. Katie Morrison’s use of storytelling during The Good Grief Rounds to Dr. Taizo Nakano hosting dance parties for seriously ill children, our faculty are improving the conversations we have with patients and providers alike. We hope you enjoy reading about your colleagues, and we look forward to hearing how your department is improving clinical care.
Anne Fuhlbrigge, MD, MS
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
The Division of Geriatric Medicine specifically works with those with multiple comorbidities, including dementia. Learn how they are improving patient safety.
Katie Morrison, MD, and her team are helping residents and faculty find meaning in their work by harnessing the power of storytelling.
Being able to intuit what a family needs when facing a frightening diagnosis is how Dr. Taizo Nakano builds strong relationships that improve patient outcomes.
Through the Excellence in Communication curriculum, more than 400 School of Medicine faculty members have learned high yielding communication strategies designed to be embedded into busy, high-paced, and often stressful work environments.