Academic Seminars

Med Ed Grand Rounds Empathic Curiosity: Learning from Patients – Medical Education Grand Rounds
August 14, 2018
 

Medical Education Grand Rounds – Empathic Curiosity: Learning from Patients

with Dr. Frank Thomas Ph.D., Professor of Counseling and Counselor Education in the College of Education at Texas Christian University

Date:
August 15, 2018

Time:
8:00 am – 9:00 am

Location:
TCU Kelly Center
Cox Banquet Hall A
2820 Stadium Dr
Fort Worth, TX 7612

Becoming a physician requires deep knowledge in many areas of human life including anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics, and more. But no patient can be reduced to parts; the human experience of illness and health is much more complicated than any test or examination can reveal. In this participatory learning session, Professor Frank Thomas will highlight salient research on medical student and physician experiences learning from and with patients. He will also outline ideas and practices to develop optimal conversations with patients (or anyone). The importance of creating and nurturing a stance of empathic curiosity will inform the hour

OBJECTIVES:
At the end of this interactive lecture, the learner will demonstrate the ability to:
1. Identify three medical students’ fears regarding early patient contact, based on research
literature;
2. Articulate three or more common barriers in patient-physician communication, based on
research literature;
3. Articulate three or more skills that often lead to enhanced patient-professional collaboration; and,
4. List three personal strengths or skills s/he can already apply to early patient contact.

Frank N. Thomas, PhD LMFT-S is Professor of Counseling and Counselor Education in the College of Education at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, teaching in the master’s and doctoral Counseling and Counselor Education programs. He is the author or editor of six books and author of over 90 articles and book chapters. Thomas has presented more than 250 professional workshops in 17 countries and recently served as an Erskine Fellow at the School of Health Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He has achieved the rank of nidan (second-degree black belt) in aikido and is an internationally published amateur photographer.