Implementing Emotional Debriefing in Pediatric Clinical Education Comment uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Attitude to Death
  • Clinical Competence
  • Curriculum
  • Grief
  • Pediatrics


  • © 2018 Academic Pediatric Association Challenging situations and intense emotions are inherent to clinical practice. Failure to address these emotions has been associated with health care provider burnout. One way to combat this burnout and increase resilience is participation in emotional debriefing. Although there are many models of emotional debriefings, these are not commonly performed in clinical practice. We provide a guide for implementing emotional debriefing training utilizing the American Academy of Pediatrics Resilience Curriculum into clinical training programs, with a focus on preparing senior residents and fellows to act as debriefing facilitators. Senior residents and fellows can provide in-the-moment emotional debriefing which allows for greater health care provider participation, including medical students and other pediatric trainees. Training of senior residents and fellows may allow more frequent emotional debriefing and in turn may help to improve the resilience of pediatricians when they face challenging situations in clinical practice.

publication date

  • April 2019



  • Comment


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.acap.2018.10.003

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  • 278

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