Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds: Healing In Medicine: Lessons from Clinicians and Patients

This April, Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds will be presented by Larry R. Churchill, PhD, professor of Medicine, Ann Geddes Stahlman Chair in Medical Ethics at Vanderbilt University.

When Apr 09, 2015
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Bondurant Hall G100
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-962-4863
Attendees All are welcome to attend this session. Lunch will be served.
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What skills and traits do the best clinicians use to create healing relationships with patients? How do clinicians become “healers” effective in making the relationship itself have therapeutic potential? Churchill and his colleagues at Vanderbilt have studied this extensively, interviewing both clinicians and patients on the vital question of what makes for a therapeutic encounter. Churchill’s talk will present the findings of their studies and open a discussion of the implications for medical ethics, medical education and establishing practices that are truly “patient-centered.”

Jointly sponsored by the UNC Center for Bioethics and the UNC Hospital Ethics Committee, Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds offers an innovative and interactive forum for engaging with ethical, legal, and policy issues of particular salience to patient care within the hospital. This series may fulfill requirements towards continuing ethics education in nursing*, social work, and other departments and divisions. There are no commercial support or conflicts of interest to report. Education credits require attendance and completion of the evaluation.

*UNC Health Care Nursing Practice and Professional Development, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.