The Medical Profession Through the Lens of Human Flourishing
Statement of Need
Ultimately the goal of the medical profession is to use ourselves-in-relationship, knowledge and powerful scientific tools to contribute to human flourishing.
The KNN (Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine) is dedicated to the audacious goal of enhancing/bringing to the forefront/reimagining character and caring in the profession of medicine. But to what end?
We assert that the end goal is to, in community with many others, advance human flourishing by engaging in dialogue around key questions. In this project we seek to create an environment in which our students and residents (our future) can courageously/provocatively/boldly ask fundamental questions about the profession and its obligation/role in advancing human flourishing and addressing issues at the individual, community and societal level that keep us from achieving it.
What is human flourishing? How would medical education need to evolve if we embraced within our bailiwick the issues that cause human suffering in our society- violence, racism, lack of housing, hunger, poor education, criminal justice, climate change? What if we took as our responsibility to prepare future physician workforce to engage civically and politically? How would it be different or the same if we realigned these goals? Who would want to be physicians? Who should be physicians? How would physicians engage with systems of health care delivery? With communities? With other health professions? With society?
- Challenge the profession to embrace an expansive definition of health through the lens of human flourishing
- Establish the KNN nationally/internationally as a leader in this conversation.
Elements of Competence
This CME activity has been designed to change learner competence and performance and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties' areas of interpersonal communication and professionalism.
This activity focuses on the Interprofessional competencies of values/ethics for interprofessional practice and interprofessional communication.
This activity also focuses on the Center for Advancement of Pharmacy Education (CAPE) competencies of communication, health and wellness, interprofessional collaboration, and professionalism.
This educational activity has been designed to meet the needs of all healthcare professions including physicians, nurses, advance practice providers, pharmacists, students and other health care professionals, including CEOs, senior administrators, member of academic health centers and health systems.
At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Appraise one's own professional experience as a member of the healthcare team with the intersection of caring and character with human flourishing
- Assess the state of human flourishing in the health ecosystem
- Commit to next steps to advance human flourishing in professional practice
SAVE THE DATE:
Human Flourishing, Caring, and Character in the Medical Profession: To What End?
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Lessons Learned from Medical Education in the face and wake of Disaster
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Social Justice, Health Equity, and Human Flourishing: Are we all Included?
Tuesday, Sept 28, 2021
Civic Responsibility: Medicine and Democracy
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Sue Cox, MD; Executive Vice Dean of Adacemics, Dean's Office, Chair, Department of Medical Education, The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School
Melgardt De Villiers, BPharm, MSc, PhD, PgDip, FAAPS; Professor and Vice Dean, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Pharmaceutical Sciences Division, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Adina Kalet, MD, MPH; Director, Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for Transformation of Medical Education, Stephen and Shelagh Roell Endowed Chair, Medical College of Wisconsin
Andrea Leep-Hunderfund, MD, MHPE; Associate Professor of Neurology, Co-director, Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine, Mayo Clinic
John Luk, MD; Assistant Dean of Interprofessional Integration and Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School
Bonnie Miller, MD, MMHC; Professor of Clinical Surgery, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Elizabeth Petty, MD; Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Christopher Stawski, PhD; Member, Student and Culture & System Pillars, Kern Institute
Gayle M. Timmerman, PhD, RN, CNS, FNAP, FAAN; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
POLICY ON DISCLOSURE
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s).
For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below.
Name of Individual
Individual’s Role in Activity
Name of Commercial Interest & Nature of Relationship
|Terese Bailey, BS||Planner||No relevant financial relationships to disclose||No|
|Susan Cox, MD||Planning Committee||No relevant financial relationships to disclose||No|
|Melgardt De Villiers, BPharm, MSc, PhD, PgDip, FAAPS||Planning Committee||No relevant financial relationships to disclose||No|
|Adina Kalet, MD, MPH||Planning Committee||No relevant financial relationships to disclose||No|
|Tara Kikejs, BSBM||Planner||No relevant financial relationships to disclose||No|
|Andrea Leep-Hunderfund, MD, MHPE||Planning Committee and Speaker||American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine - Real EMG online learning modules (Otherip)||No|
|John Luk, MD||Planning Committee and Speaker||No relevant financial relationships to disclose||No|
|Bonnie Miller, MD, MMHC||Planning Committee and Speaker||No relevant financial relationships to disclose||No|
|Jean Moreland||Planner||No relevant financial relationships to disclose||No|
|Elizabeth Petty, MD||Planning Committee||Girls Rock Camp Madison (Fiduciary Officer); Medical School Advisory Group (Contractor)||No|
|Christopher Stawski, PhD||Planning Committee||No relevant financial relationships to disclose||No|
|Gayle M. Timmerman, PhD, RN, CNS, FNAP, FAAN||Planning Committee||No relevant financial relationships to disclose||No|
* The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.
|In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) and the Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.|
Credit Designation Statements
Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this knowledge-based activity for a maximum of 1 hour/0.1 CEU of CPE credit. Credit will be provided to NABP CPE Monitor within 60 days after the activity completion.
Universal Activity Number (UAN): See individual sessions for the Universal Activity Number.
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 ANCC contact hours.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350. Iowa Board of Nursing accepts ANCC contact hours for nursing continuing education requirements.
Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 1.0 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hour.
Jointly Provided by:
Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine
University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP)
Syllabus materials will be posted on this site.
Emergency situations occasionally occur and may necessitate topic or speaker changes. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP reserve the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification.
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