Dr Michael Hartwick

Developing rapport and ethical therapeutic relationships in acute care

K. Michael Hartwick

Award: Phoenix Project Fellowship (2013)

Co-Sponsor: The University of Ottawa

  • Medical education and curricula

Michael used his fellowship to design a multifaceted education, research, and knowledge translation program. It focused on helping healthcare providers develop rapport and ethical, therapeutic relationships with patients and their families. 

As part of his work, Michael completed simulation research and developed partnerships with key provincial and national organizations. He also engaged with others who were conducting related projects. 

The materials created during Michael’s fellowship were adopted into the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons’ national Acute Critical Events Simulation (ACES) course as part of the introductory curriculum for all Canadian critical care residents.

Hear K. Michael Hartwick talk about his work