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Family involvement in the education of clinicians has the potential to improve patient-clinician partnerships. Meaningful partnership between families and clinicians requires intentional planning and a shared understanding of goals. This article describes one example, the seminar series Collaborative Conversations with Families to Advance the Clinical Care of Children with Medical Complexities (C6), a continuing medical education endeavor jointly designed and implemented by families and clinicians. The team intentionally incorporated patient experiences into each session to deepen learners’ perspectives. The article outlines key lessons learned and challenges with the work.


See links to each webinar in the series here.


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