Designing a Research Agenda for Establishing Trusting Relationships with Children

Activity: Consultancy / Advice / PRConsultancy / Advise external partiesAcademic


Although establishing trust is a foundational skill for physicians who care for children, and an essential part of an effective doctor-patient relationship, there is no systematic approach to teaching or assessing this skill set and no formal training during medical school. Our aim was to address this gap in medical education by designing a curriculum to teach learners the skills needed to establish trust and a collaborative rapport with patients and their families. In our Accelerator Workshop in 2017, we devised a framework for such a curriculum. In the later-stage workshop, we will design a five-year research agenda for studies on establishing trust with children.
Period18 Nov 2019
Work forRadcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University, United States
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • pediatrics
  • VRE
  • exnovation