FS: Nurturing values for practice through medical sciences teaching and learning
Date & Time
Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The practice of medicine is often touted as both an art and a science. While the science has generally been well emphasized that is sufficient to manage the physical challenges of patients, the emotional, mental and psychological needs of patients cannot be addressed by science alone. It requires healthcare professionals to call upon their ˜art" side by effectively and actively demonstrating and communicating compassion, empathy and understanding of each patient in order to complete the healing process. Being able to do so will also help them to better tailor each treatment and management plan to the specific context of each patient. The ˜art" side is guided by values which need to be evoked from students and nurtured. The objective of this session is to explore this topic through the lens of pre-clinical years. What are the opportunities that exist for learning ˜meta-topics" such as values arising from teaching-learning of medical sciences? Is it the right thing to do at the right time? How can students go about in learning these values, and how can we go about in teaching and assessing these values accurately and effectively that will guide our learners' future practice? 

Session Objectives:

  1. To help participants understand the relevance of values for practice through pre-clinical teaching-learning
  2. To share strategies with participants on how to impart values through pre-clinical teaching-learning
  3. To share ideas with participants on how to observe and assess values in pre-clinical teaching-learning 
Dujeepa Samarasekera