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Grand Rounds: My Child’s Life is Worth Saving - Addressing Racism in Serious Illness Communication


By Tessie October, MD, MPH , Attending Physician, Children's National Hospital

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Identify systemic and individual barriers to equitable care. 2. Develop strategies for caring for families from historically marginalized groups. 3. Apply practical communication tools to connect with families who don't look like you.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Health services research is evolving, and it examines how people get access to health care, how much care costs, and what happens to patients as a result of this care. Its main goal is to identify the most effective ways to organize, manage, finance, and deliver high-quality care. This includes identifying barriers that limit access to quality health care.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


Tessie October, MD, has returned the disclosure form, indicating that the following relevant financial or other relationship with the following commercial interest: Vital Talk All relationships have been mitigated. The planning committee/CME committee members have indicated that they have no financial relationships with any ineligible companies.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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