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AMEE/MEW Webinar 152: Assessing Social and Behavioural Sciences in Medicine: Square Peg in a Round Hole?

Attention has turned in recent years to the broader inclusion of social and behavioural sciences (SBS) in medical curricula. However, there is as yet only limited evidence about how best to assess the...

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Interprofessional Spiritual Care Education Curriculum (ISPEC)

Empirical evidence, patient and family experience, and theoretical frameworks support the critical role spirituality and spiritual care plays in the care of patients, particularly those with chronic and complex illness. Recent clinical guidelines recognize the ethical obligation of all ‎healthcare providers to alleviate pain and suffering, whether physical, psychosocial or spiritual. Health care providers acknowledge the growing momentum calling for patients’ spirituality to be addressed, but they ‎often note lack of training as an important barrier‎ to implementing these beliefs. To bridge this gap, The George Washington Institute for spirituality and health (GWish), in partnership with City of Hope, and the Fetzer Institute developed an Interprofessional Spiritual care training program entitled "Interprofessional Spiritual Care Education Curriculum (ISPEC)".

ISPEC is the first curriculum at the global level that offers a theoretically and research-grounded curriculum for teaching interprofessional spiritual care. This innovative training program builds on the investigators’ previous experience in developing the GWish Templeton Reflection Rounds, ELNEC Project, and online training programs. Curricular development forms the ‎basis of a train-the-trainer program to build leaders, consultants, advocates, and ‎knowledgeable ‎clinicians who can educate, empower, and guide other healthcare professionals at their institute ‎in the ‎integration of spirituality in healthcare.‎ The ISPEC curriculum appropriate for interprofessional pairs of clinicians (e.g. physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and other professions) and chaplains, and will prepare them to attend to patients’ spiritual needs and resources as an integral part of their practice.

Eligibility Criteria:

Clinicians from different professions (Medicine, Nursing, Social work, Psychology, Physical therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, etc.) who work with patients with chronic and serious diseases are eligible to apply.
Each organization’s team should include one clinician and one chaplain.
Pairs of clinicians/ chaplains from Pediatrics and Geriatrics departments are also welcome to apply.

Participants will be selected through a highly competitive application review process. For more information about the future ISPEC Courses and application process, please contact Dr. Najmeh Jafari at [email protected]

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OSCE – Kompetenzorientiert Prüfen in der Pflegeausbildung

Handlungskompetenz gezielt überprüfenArbeitsbuch - inklusive ebook - zur Planung und Umsetzung von OSCE-StationenÜber 40 erprobte OSCE-Stationen inkl. Prüfungsaufgaben und Checklisten

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5th International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions

Mark your calendars for the 5th International Conference on Faculty Development in the Health Professions held in conjunction with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s Internationa...

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Harden's Blog
Harden's Blog

HARDEN'S BLOG: The future of medical education, use of research by teachers, international connections, schools using lecture capture, and more

In his latest blog Professor Harden looks at visions of the future medical school detailed in the October 2018 issue of Medical Teacher, means of improving just-in-time learning through education research, increasing international connections in medical education, and more.

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First Accredited Continuing Medical Education Course Filmed in VR

360-Degree Virtual Reality Enhances Procedure-based Learning for Gastro-Intestinal Surgeons and Medical Professionals, Now Available for Streaming

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AMEE Fellowship profiles: Margaret Chisolm

Professor Margaret Chisolm describes her background practicing psychiatry and her current role as a Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and goes on to talk about her experience s ...

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