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Resilience Council Launches Confidential Peer Support Network 

When adverse events occur during patient care, the providers involved often experience emotional upheaval—and it can impact multiple aspects of their lives. Studies have shown, however, that providers who get help from their peers have healthier emotional experiences when dealing with adverse events. This is why the first major project to emerge from the School of Medicine’s Resilience Council is the implementation of a peer-to-peer support network.

Lauren Frey, MD, is a spokesperson for the project. She is currently seeking faculty volunteers to participate in the program.

“The one thing that’s consistent in the literature is the need to get support from your peers when an adverse event occurs,” said Dr. Frey. “With this program, a provider who has experienced an adverse event can contact us and be matched with a peer to receive confidential support.”

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An Update from the Resident Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society 

For three years, the resident chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) has been inspiring and promoting the GHHS tenets, which include integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy.

The chapter was founded through a grant provided by the GHHS and the support of the Academy of Medical Educators and the Office of Graduate Medical Education. Colorado was one of nine schools to receive this pilot funding nationally.

Residents and fellows are nominated by their peers and subsequently submit an application documenting their commitment to the principles of the GHHS and their suggestions for how to promote these principles locally. To date, 223 residents and fellows have been inducted into the chapter from nearly all programs at the School of Medicine.

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