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Program at Cedar Crest College Helps Health Care Providers Work Better Together

Suzanne Gordon
Suzanne Gordon

The Cedar Crest College master of science in nursing program will host nursing students and faculty from local colleges and universities, as well as nurses and physicians from local hospitals, for a play about the physician/nurse relationship titled Bedside Manners on Wednesday, March 17, from 6-8 p.m. in Samuels Theatre of Tompkins College Center.

During the 45-minute play—co-authored by acclaimed health care writer Suzanne Gordon and playwright Linda Hayes—nurses from the Cedar Crest College master of science in nursing program will perform as doctors and doctors from area hospitals will play the roles of nurses as they act out various common patient care scenarios, with the goal to raise awareness of the teamwork needed to provide the best and safest possible health care. Gordon will be on hand to facilitate the evening’s activities. A communications workshop will be held after the play to discuss strategies for more productive interactions.

More than 150 participants are expected from local schools and hospitals including Cedar Crest College, East Stroudsburg University, Moravian College, DeSales University, Saint Luke’s Hospital and Lehigh Valley Hospital.