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Webinar - Utilizing Volunteers to Improve Patient/Family Experience in Pediatric Healthcare Settings
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This webinar will review StudentsCare's Hospital Buddy Program model, selection and training methods, along with the positive effects the program is having on college students, and pediatric patients and families across the country.

10/17/2019
When: October 17, 2019
2:00pm ET
Where: United States

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Utilizing Volunteers to Improve Patient/Family Experience in Pediatric Healthcare Settings

Erica Sokol, Founder & CEO, StudentsCare
Tami Robinson, Program Manager, StudentsCare

October 17, 2019 - 2:00-3:00 PM ET

StudentsCare was initiated to improve the hospital experience and promote positive coping for pediatric patients and their families. Through StudentsCare’s Hospital Buddy Program college students are trained and paired with long-term pediatric to offer consistent emotional support. The program aims to foster compassion and empathy among the college students in the program,-- the majority who are aspiring healthcare professionals. In the long-term, this impact could lead to better patient care.  This webinar will review the Buddy Program model, selection and training methods, along with the positive effects the program is having on college students, and pediatric patients and families across the country.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how to implement a program that provides consistent emotional support to long-term pediatric patients.
  • Identify the psychosocial impacts of frequent and/or long-term hospitalizations for children and their families.
  • Discuss how to engage, train and retain high quality volunteers over time, and prepare them for careers focused on patient-centered compassionate care in healthcare settings.

Learn More about StudentsCare:

The Hospital Buddy Program provides critical direct support that can improve healthcare outcomes for pediatric patients. Partnering with hospital staff, we pair college students with young patients to help alleviate the emotional effects of long-term hospitalization. Today, we have programs in 12 hospital/healthcare facilities across 7 states, providing support to hundreds of pediatric patients and families each year.


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