Facilitator Notes

Facilitator Note 1

For some participants, it might be more comfortable to critique the physician on the videotape rather than to relate what they are observing back to their own practice. The facilitator must be prepared to actively encourage participants to explore their own practice and feelings. There may be points in the discussion where you will choose to support/assist them in this process.

Facilitator Note 2

These are challenging personal/professional issues not often discussed in professional settings. The facilitator must be prepared to frame and explore these issues with group members. There may be points in the discussion where you will choose to support/assist them in this process.

Facilitator Note 3

Invite participants to notice their own responses to the film – thoughts, feelings, body sensations. Because this is an area that clinicians and families may not have explored together, invite everyone to be generous to themselves and each other during this session.

Facilitator Note 4

Refer to DMD Trajectory handout at end of this guide. Invite participants to reflect on when there are opportunities to discuss these issues.

Facilitator Note 5

This session may evoke deeper emotional responses. Take time at the end of the session to gain closure and to honor the participants’ willingness to be vulnerable and to explore these issues together.