AMA Journal of Ethics. September 2016
This month in Journal of Ethics
Ethics and Interprofessionalism in Medical Education
In 2015, the Institute of Medicine released Measuring the Impact of Interprofessional Education (IPE) on Collaborative Practice and Patient Outcomes. In the opening sentence of this report’s summary, IPE is defined as happening when health professions trainees learn “with, from, and about each other to improve collaboration and the delivery of care.” This month’s theme issue considers the roles of medicine in motivating the clinical and ethical benefits of interprofessionalism for both health professionals and patients.
Teamwork in Health Care: Maximizing Collective Intelligence via Inclusive Collaboration and Open Communication Anna T. Mayo, MS, and Anita Williams Woolley, PhD Teams are smartest when everyone feels free to speak up and function best when leadership is inclusive and patient-focused.
Interprofessional Training: Not Optional in Good Medical Education Commentary by Paul Burcher, MD, PhD Interprofessional collaboration is a vital part of medical education. When a medical student resists learning from a nurse-midwife on a rotation, how should an academic medical faculty member respond?
Decentering the Doctor: The Critical Value of a Patient Care Collective Shara Yurkiewicz, MD Rehabilitation environments are structured to accommodate cross-disciplinary patient care. In this story, one physician shares what she learned in a hospital playroom about rehabilitation, interprofessional collaboration, and patient-centered service delivery.
October Health Professionals with Disabilities
November Transgender Health and Medicine
December Ethics in Neuropsychology
January Human Trafficking and Medicine
February Legitimacy and Authority in Medicine
March Language and Hierarchy in Medicine
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