Phoenix Fellows and Grantees

Lisa Hawthornthwaite

2014 AMS Phoenix Fellow
CYW, BA
Co-sponsor Organization
London Health Sciences Centre
Research Theme
Self-Identity, Curriculum, Work Environments

“Fostering A Culture of Patient-Centred Compassionate Care: The Development of a Curriculum of Patient Experience for Local and Provincial Dissemination”

The development of a patient experience curriculum centred on using patient storytellers will be designed to engage frontline staff in self-reflection about the value of compassion for patient and family-centred care and what vital behaviors are necessary for this approach. By incorporating real patient stories to illustrate the concepts of patient and family-centred care, the project will focus on providing frontline caregivers the opportunity for a deeper appreciation of the patient and family perspective and demonstrate the importance of building authentic partnerships for quality healthcare.