Patient Simulators Help Save LivesThe new Rush Clinical Skills and Simulation Center uses sophisticated dummies to simulate real-world patient care — from serious heart conditions to the flu — for students and health care workers from Rush University Medical Center.
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My work here involves developmental evaluations with infants born prematurely to counseling and therapy with adolescents and young adults that have been diagnosed with cancer.
It’s important for me to understand two basic things: One is the child’s development and all aspects of that child’s development. So how is school going? How is social/ emotional development going? How are they functioning with family? How are they functioning with friends? Then I’m trying to get and idea of what are the parents’ concerns? What are the parents’ perceptions — the family’s perceptions — of what’s going on? What’s bringing them in?
When I feel like I have been able to really make a difference in how a family’s been able to adjust to a very stressful situation, it’s the most rewarding part of my job.