Encouraging Active Reception and Self-reflection
All E.A.R.S. is a program in which students have the opportunity to interact with patients and family members here at UH who would otherwise have no one to talk to. This is accomplished in conjunction with Sue Walther, A.P.N. and Dr. Pat Murphy, who identify patients they feel would benefit from interaction with students. These patients are often terminally ill, lonely, and facing long hospitalizations. Our role as students in this program is to provide social support with the aim of alleviating some of the hardships experienced by these patients. We work towards achieving the following goals:
For University Hospital patients and the Newark community:
To fill a recognized void of basic human interaction and support on a more personal level than currently encountered through our varying preceptorship/clerkship experiences:
For NJMS students:
To provide students meaningful, interpersonal interaction with socially isolated patients in a needing environment, in hope of:
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