The 21st century is already characterized by profound discussions about what health professionals are and should be. Unprecedented levels of burnout, depression and substance abuse among clinicians are coupled with growing demands for equitable, safe and compassionate care - the delivery of which is more often systems-based than under the control of individual clinicians.
Simultaneously the explosion of technological advances including computers that increasingly solve problems and display forms of empathy, challenges us to question what a health professional of the future will be.
This presentation argues that while healthcare will continue to be underpinned by cognitive skills and technical prowess, it is an anchor in humanism and compassion that will prove the value of the (human) health professional of the future.
Brian D. HODGES
Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Education (OISE/UT), University of Toronto;
The Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chair in Health Professions Education Research, Wilson Centre for Research in Education; and
Vice President Education, University Health Network (Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab Hospitals)
Brian D. Hodges is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Education (OISE/UT) at the University of Toronto, the Richard and Elizabeth Currie Chair in Health Professions Education Research at the Wilson Centre for Research in Education and Vice President Education at the University Health Network (Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab Hospitals). He leads the AMS Phoenix Project: A Call to Caring, an initiative to rebalance the technical and compassionate dimensions of healthcare.
Thursday, November 23
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
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