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Best Practice in Education Rounds: These one-hour presentations focus on faculty development topics and include concepts from various education perspectives, linking education research with practice. BPER is co-sponsored and organized by the Centre for Faculty Development and The Wilson Centre. Presentations originate from St. Michael's Hospital and are videocast to GTA locations. Monthly emails go out with topics, dates, time and location of the videocast at North York General Hospital.

Next BPER rounds:
Date: February 5, 2019
Time: 12 noon–1 pm
Location: Classroom D
Topic: Person-Centred Care: Broadening the Curriculum Beyond Bioscience

Presenter: Ayelet Kuper, MD Dphil
Staff Physician, Division of GIM, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Scientist and Associate Director, Wilson Centre for Research in Education
Senior Fellow, Massey College, University of Toronto
Associate Professor & Co-Lead, PCC Education, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Session description:
The roles that physicians are called upon to perform in our current competency frameworks depend on concepts, theories and ways of knowing that come from the social sciences and humanities. These forms of knowledge are particularly critical to the provision of compassionate, equitable patient care. However, they have only recently been introduced into Canadian medical education, so is it any wonder that medical educators continue to express uncertainty about what and how to teach in these areas?

Learning objectives:
After participation in this session, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the links between traditional medical knowledge, current medical education, and the provision of compassionate, equitable medical care
  • Highlight concepts from the social sciences and humanities that underpin an understanding of person-centred care
  • Introduce an approach to teaching for compassion and social justice

Registration is not required for these events. For the location of the event or to be added to the education email list contact:cfe@nygh.on.ca or 416-756-6929.