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Human Flourishing: Character & Caring in the Medical Profession — To What End?

Location: Virtual

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Time: 4–5 p.m.

About the Event

The Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine is pleased to present its discussion series: The Medical Profession Through the Lens of Human Flourishing.

Participate in a national conversation where health care professionals can boldly ask fundamental questions about the profession of medicine, discuss its role in advancing human flourishing and consider how to address factors at the individual, community or societal level that can pose barriers to flourishing.

Join us for the first session, “Human Flourishing, Caring and Character in the Medical Profession: To What End?” Through this interactive discussion, learn more about the interrelated concepts of caring and character within medicine and engage in a conversation with other health care professionals on the topic of promoting human flourishing.

This session will feature John Luk, M.D., along with several other KNN colleagues.

Continuing education credits are available, and there is no fee to attend. For more details and registration instructions, visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison website.

Learning Objectives

  • Appraise one’s own professional experience as a member of the health care team with the intersection of caring, character and human flourishing
  • Assess the state of human flourishing in the health ecosystem
  • Commit to next steps to advance human flourishing in one’s professional practice

The mission of the Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine is to promote human flourishing through the profession of medicine. Partnering schools include: Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, MCW Medical School, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

This discussion series is made possible through an investment from the Kern Family Trust and Kern Family Foundation.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.