Stop Look and Listen
Separating Fact from Fiction in Evaluating Cases of Child Abuse is an on-line case study program for pediatricians designed to improve the accuracy of reporting child abuse. Funded by a Small Business Innovation Research Grant from the National Institutes of Health, the project is headed by Lucy Bruell and Dr. Danielle Laraque, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Feelings Need Check Ups Too
This case-based interactive program was developed as a campaign in response to a post 9/11 survey which showed that pediatricians and primary care physicians wanted additional training in screening for signs of posttraumatic stress, anxiety, depression, and bereavement in children who had been exposed to the events of 9/11. Other elements of the campaign include posters, a tool kit, and a series of outreach programs conducted by the principal investigators in the program. The American Academy of Pediatrics awarded Feelings Need Check Ups Too 4 hours of CME credit and distributed the program not only to its membership but also to school nurses, military pediatricians, and family physicians all over the US.
Case studies in Palliative Care
Case studies in Palliative Care is a real world look at the work of the Palliative Care team at NYU Langone Medical Center. Filmed in documentary style, the producers follow doctors, nurse practitioners, social workers and a chaplain as they care for patients with progressive illnesses and offer support to their families and healthcare agents. It is being used to introduce medical students and members of the health care team to palliative care in the hospital setting.
East Berlin: Stories from Behind the Wall
A personal narrative about Lucy Bruell's experiences in East Berlin during her many visits between 1986 and 1989, the years before the Wall came down. A collage of video and stills, the piece offers a glimpse of daily life in the now extinct German Democratic Republic.