CBSSM Seminar: Rana Awdish, MD, “In Shock”

Thursday, February 15, 2018 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm


NCRC, Building 16, Room 266C


In Shock will describe Dr. Awdish's personal transformation from critical care physician to critically ill patient and describe how the events surrounding her near death changed her understanding of the culture of medicine and lead her to alter the course of her institution. Focusing on Physician communication training, narrative medicine and visual thinking strategies, and a culture of caring, she will illuminate the path towards creating a more resilient culture for everyone involved in health care.
   1. Describe the ecosystem of medical training and practice and the way it compromises empathy and compassion.
   2. Illustrate how medical humanities and a purpose driven culture can be used to promote a culture of resilience.
   3. Recognize the barriers to implementing institutional change and empowering individuals.
   4. Identify practices that will engage providers and leaders in promoting development of resilient systems.
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