Hear Me is a play about the aftermath of a young patient’s death from the perspective of staff and family.
Date: Thursday 19 October 2017
Time: 6pm – 8.30pm
Location: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Level 2 Lecture Theatre, Woodville Road, Woodville South
The South Australia Medical Education and Training Unit in conjunction with the Medical Education Department at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is excited to offer all clinical practitioners including medical, nursing and midwifery and allied health staff the opportunity to attend a play developed by playwright Alan Hopgood A.M. in collaboration with Dr Catherine Crock and Professor Rick Idema and others from the Australian Institute for Patient and Family Centre Care.
The forty minute play focuses on the importance of patient and family involvement and empowerment as partners in their own health. The play examines the aftermath of a young patient’s death from the perspective of the patient’s mother, the Chief Executive Officer, the intern, the registrar and the Consultant. This is a powerful and innovative play that examines all the complex issues that arise when things go wrong in health care. At the conclusion of the play participants will break into small groups to workshop how we can support staff during times of stress, how we can ensure that all staff are heard in times of crisis and how to continue to develop a culture of inclusive respectful practice thereby ensuring patient safety.
This play is for SA Health staff only and is a free event. A light evening meal will be available at 6pm.