Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 4 | Lecture: a | Slide: 11
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Care Processes and Decision Making
Lecture:The clinical process - overview of the classic paradigm Gathering data and analyzing findings Making a diagnosis The impact of EHRs and technology on clinical decision-making
Slide content:How Stories Fit into Health System Part 2 Among clinicians Efficient communication among experts Values and ethics are communicated through stories How do modern healthcare systems (and health IT) affect stories? Eliminate or alter them Lose context 11
Slide notes:Stories or structured narratives are also a form of efficient communication among clinicians when discussing the patient. Storytelling in health care settings is an important part of the hidden curriculum through which values and ethics are communicated, often informally. Unfortunately, our modern and often fragmented health care system doesnt always deal well with stories because of the constraints of time, the multidisciplinary process, and other factors. As a result, clinicians may eliminate or alter stories, reduce opportunities to hear them, or extract information from them incorrectly, losing important context or details. 11