2023-Summer CE News SOPH BOX

Can We Equitably Include Patient and Family Voices to Improve Patient Care?

I love telling stories. One story I’d like to share with you is about my evolution as an education scientist who is committed to coproducing research through equitable partnerships with patients, health professionals and researchers. My hope is that it will help you partner with people outside of your discipline, content area and even philosophical orientation. Perhaps the lessons I have learned along the way will inspire you to work toward equitable relationships within the physician-patient dyad and ultimately improve patient care.

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2023-Winter SOPH BOX

Tilting the Mirror Toward the Sun: Reflections on Positionality and Equity

A few weeks ago, I had an interesting conversation with Dr. Morag Paton, one of my colleagues in continuing professional development (CPD). We are on a research project together and Morag had offered to draft a positionality statement, a practice that is becoming more common in academia. Positionality refers to where each one of us is located in relation to our various social identities, which include lived and learned experience, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, socio-economic status, geographic location and socio-political history.

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2022-Fall SOPH BOX

Dr. Deep-Mind Will See You Now: Challenging Clinician-Educators to Create New Roles for a Digital World

In this first column, I wish to challenge CPD educators and innovators to think about creating new roles. What will medicine and health professions education look like in the next 15 years? What skills will we need to keep on top of ever-evolving technology and engage our students?

Given the massive shift toward fields of virtual/augmented reality, data analytics and artificial intelligence, the roles of clinician-educators are changing.

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