Project Group 1: ProfessionalFormation.org
- Proposal: To create a comprehensive online resource for professionalism education, assessment, remediation and research
- Next Steps: Proposal to APHC Board:
- An APHC organizational endorsement, stating that the APHC will be supportive in the development and promotion of the resource.
- A commitment from the APHC to help develop and contribute to the proposed newsletter aspect of the resource.
Convener: Dennis Novak
Project Group 2: Defining Professionalism
- Define "Professionalism":
- Identify what we mean by "Health Care"
- What constructs should we use?
- Identify "our" role:
- Why should we do this?
- What are our goals for APHC
- First steps:
- (1) Practical defs. (scope)
- (2) Create connections with other orgs.
- (3) Identify specific competencies
- (4) Identify markers of those competencies
- (5) Develop listserv
- (6) Recruitment of membership
- (7) Identify funding opps
Conveners: David Ozar with David Doukas and Raul Perez
Project Group 3: Measuring Professionalism
- Evaluate beliefs and attitudes that create behaviors
- Measure progress of interventions
- Identify outliers that need remediation
- Investigate tools for measuring professionalism-relevant beliefs and attitudes
- Attain competence in these measures
- Collect and summarize available statements regarding milestones for professionalism
- Collect vignettes that reflect milestones
Conveners: John Hughes and Curt Sheldon
Project Group 4: Master Teacher Initiative
- The Idea
- This grows out of an awareness that students are self learners. We propose a program to develop master teachers.
- The act of writing is important to clarify to crystalize something that was otherwise formless. Clinical anguish must be interpreted to deal with it.
- Why is it important?
- Students come with experiences
- Writing crystalizes things that are otherwise formless
- It is important to develop faculty who can facilitate discussions of professionalism
- We need to know our patients in order to help them
Convener: Gordon Woods
Project Group 5: "State of our Union" - Identifying Current Definitions, Practices, and Challenges for APHC
- Topic/idea: brief survey of APHC attendees' definitions, practices, and challenges
- Importance: collect, correlate, and report on variety of current practices
- First steps: develop questionnaire, email to APHC attendants, prepare report/presentation for APHC 2014
Convener: Virginia Bartlett
Project Group 6: Creating a Culture of Self-Care
Health care providers can't care for patients if their own needs are not met. Those lacking in self-care are more likely to lash out at others (or in on self). We want to understand the characteristics of good/poor self-care, characteristics of individuals & institutions that foster self-care and figure out what is being done now to promote self-care. We would like to find a way to reach the "unreachables."
Convened by: Annette Meadola
Project Group 7: How Can the 'Social Contract' be Effectively Taught?
- There is a cognitive dimension to professionalism; this can be assessed.
- Needs to be developed throughout the continuum of learning in terms of "professional identity formation."
- Professionalism as social contract needs to be complimented by the role and values of healer.
Convened by: Bill Allen
Project Group 8: Professional Identity Formation
- Topic: Professional Identify Formation
- Strategies to encourage PIF
- Approaches to assessing PIF
- Underlying foundation of the professional and professionalism
- Next Steps
- Share Information, tools
Conveners: Mark Clark and Mark Holden