1st Edition

Educators' Stories of Creating Enduring Change - Enhancing the Professional Culture of Academic Health Science Centers

ISBN 9781846195310
Published June 28, 2013 by CRC Press
274 Pages

USD $74.95

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Book Description

This inspiring new book weaves a web of stories focusing on people whose work in health professions education has touched the lives of others in very important ways. Each chapter is told from the viewpoint of an education innovator and is supplemented by short reflections from those individuals whose lives have been changed as a result of that work. With a focus on the process of innovation, the book organically explores various phases from conceptualization, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination. Educators' Stories of Creating Enduring Change generates a deeper understanding of an individual's capacity for creating enduring change. It is ideal for all medical professions educators. "We wanted to inspire other educators to live their dreams by following in the footsteps of a group of leaders in health professional education. By helping the authors tell their stories, we wanted the readers to experience their deep commitment - actually, it was more like a deep conviction - to realizing their vision of ways to improve health professional education and the learning environments. We asked these education leaders to write 'their stories' and lace their professional journeys with stories from those whom they have influenced along the way. In the end, our goal was to have a collection of librettos that would inspire readers to say, 'I can do that!'" From the Preface

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. List of contributors. Acknowledgments. Healthcare from the inside out: bringing the self of the healer into the practice of medicine. From freedom to learn to freedom to innovate: the Harvard Macy Institute story. Facilitating the effectiveness of medical teachers: improving teaching through faculty development. Education of a teacher. Influencing the culture of educational assessment in academic health science centers. A quality improvement management model for curriculum evaluation and integration. The dissemination of relationship-centered care approaches to enhance the informal curriculum of academic health science centers. Partners in global health medical education: learner-centered curriculum in resource-poor environments. An academic health science center's journey toward teaching and delivering patient-centered care. The power of doing meaningful work together. Reforming medical education: confessions of a battered humanist. Concluding reflections on creating enduring change. Index.

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