Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Spring 2014 Clinical Projects

BIDMC Team - lo resBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is one of the nation’s preeminent academic medical centers. It has adopted the Communication, Apology, and Resolution (CARe) approach to resolving adverse medical events. This spring, HNMCP assessed how well patients are represented in this process and suggested various options for ideal models of representation.

Read more here about the BIDMC Project.


Prison Fellowship Team - lo resPrison Fellowship

Prison Fellowship (PF) partners with the local church and nonprofit organizations to meet the spiritual, physical, and personal needs of prisoners and their families. PF is launching a Wardens Program designed to help prison managers become transformational leaders in the moral rehabilitation of inmates. PF asked HNMCP to help it develop a consensus building process for wardens and other stakeholders in the reform of prison culture (e.g. legislators, Directors of Corrections, Governor’s offices, inmates and the public).

Read more here about our project with Prison Fellowship.

Renmin Team - lo resRenmin University Law School

HNMCP, the Harvard Project on Disability, and the Renmin University Disability Law Clinic in Beijing continued a relationship that began in the spring of 2012. In this semester’s project, the HNMCP team examined how stakeholders involved in the education of students with disabilities can better manage disputes in this area and problem solve around specific issues related to education access. They conducted a stakeholder assessment and conflict analysis, leading to the development of a consensus building curriculum and report.

Read more here about the Renmin project.

Tuesdays Children Team - lo resTuesday’s Children

In 2008, Tuesday’s Children—an organization created to promote healing for those directly affected by September 11—founded Project COMMON BOND (PCB) to bring together teens from around the world who share a “common bond” of family loss in an act of terrorism, violent extremism, or war. As PCB entered of period of mission review, it wanted to think through a more supportive integration into Tuesday’s Children. HNMCP conducted a stakeholder analysis, made recommendations, and facilitated a consensus building process to help both organizations move forward in a productive way.

Read more here about our second project with Tuesday’s Children.

Dept of State Team - lo resU.S. Department of State

A complex framework of legally binding treaties and less formal agreements governs water sharing and use in Central Asia. The Department of State hopes to facilitate dialogue among the region’s stakeholders. HNMCP students examined legal and non-binding frameworks governing water use in the region, reviewed and recommended best practices, and recommended strategies towards a facilitated dialogue to address cooperation, mutual learning and coordinated action to build sustained legal relationships among stakeholders.

Read more here about the State Department project.

WestJet Team - lo resWestJet

WestJet is a company of more than 9,000 employees flying one of the youngest fleets of Boeing 737s to over 80 destinations. Although WestJet employees are not unionized, the organization conducts interest-based bargaining with several of its work groups to collaboratively determine conditions and wages. HNMCP students conducted a stakeholder analysis around recent negotiations, and made recommendations for how to enhance effectiveness moving forward.

Read more here about the WestJet project.