EDUCATIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

CURRICULUM: “THE FLAME” RESILIENCY PROGRAM

  1. Module One: Meaning & Medicine – 2 hour session
  2. Module Two: A Professional Community Building Discovery Model – Finding Meaning in Medicine Groups – 8 Monthly Sessions (Each session – 2 hours)
  3. Module Three: Service as a Way of Life – 2 hour session

 

MODULE ONE: MEANING, MEDICINE, and RESILIENCY

Educational goals and objectives:

Goals:

Clinicians will be enabled to:

  • Recognize meaning of their work as an aspect of their professional lives
  • Access the deeper collective meaning that underlies the practice of medicine
  • Witness the commonality of meaning that underlies a diversity of medical expertise
  • Form an authentic community of shared meaning among colleagues
  • Identify themselves as embodying the lineage values of medicine
  • Legitimize openness and dialogue with colleagues in the area of meaning
  • Explore non-cognitive language and communication
  • Recognize the importance of continually enlivening their sense of meaning in their professional work
  • Experience the power of symbolic language to elicit an awareness of meaning
  • Discuss the relationship between meaning and expertise
  • Discuss the connection between meaning and professional satisfaction

Objectives:

Clinicians will be able to:

  • Become proficient in the skill of generous listening to uncover deeper meaning in daily work
  • Become proficient in the habits of interaction which build authentic professional community
  • Learn two personal self-care tools to articulate and refresh their sense of meaning in their work
  • Use symbols to strengthen themselves and refresh personal and professional meaning in the workplace
  • Use symbolic language to build a sense of professional community
  • Openly share the personal meaning of their work with their colleagues
  • Listen respectfully and generously to their colleagues speak of the personal meaning of their own work

Learning Methods employed:

  • Large group instruction
  • Small group experiential exercises
  • Reflection and contemplation
  • Personal exploration through symbols
  • Large group discussion and sharing in a discovery format
  • Formation of community through the discovery of shared meaning, values, and vulnerabilities
  • Journal writing
  • Pre-Test Priorities List

 

MODULE TWO: A PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY BUILDING DISCOVERY MODEL
FINDING MEANING IN MEDICINE/NURSING/RESIDENT GROUPS:  Total of 8 Monthly Sessions (Each session 2 hours)

Educational Goals and Objectives:                                                                                                                              

Goals:

Clinicians will be enabled to:

  • Recognize meaning as an aspect of their own professional lives
  • Access the deeper meaning that underlies their practice of medicine
  • Explore a personal relationship to the core meaning of their profession
  • Witness the commonality of meaning that underlies a diversity of medical expertise
  • Form a sense of community of shared meaning among colleagues
  • Identify themselves as part of a lineage of shared meaning
  • Legitimize openness and dialogue with colleagues in the area of meaning
  • Explore non-cognitive language and communication
  • Recognize the importance of continually enlivening their sense of meaning in their professional work

Objectives:

Clinicians will be able to:

  • Use story-telling from their professional or personal lives to articulate and refresh their sense of meaning in their work
  • Use of world literature or poetry to deepen their personal and professional satisfaction in their work
  • Create a safe, non-judgmental, non-competitive interactions among colleagues
  • Be able to deepen the level of meaningful dialogue among colleagues
  • Discuss the meaning of their work with their colleagues
  • Listen respectfully and generously to their colleagues speak of the meaning of their own work
  • Discuss the connection between meaning and professional satisfaction
  • Develop and maintain a personal sense of covenant and service
  • Support and valid the interactional values of the lineage of medicine that give meaning to the clinician’s work and strengthen the clinician’s commitment
  • Activate more of these values in patient relationships
  • Strengthen their individual capacity to see meaning in the stories of their patients

FMM/FMN/FMR TOPICS MAY INCLUDE:

  • Service/Covenant
  • Compassion
  • Suffering
  • Forgiveness and Mistakes
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mystery and Awe
  • Humility
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Gratitude

 

MODULE THREE: SERVICE AS A WAY OF LIFE
Scheduled after the 8 monthly FMM/FMN/FMR sessions

Educational goals and objectives:

Goals:

Clinicians will be enabled to:

  • Discover and share the commitment to service that underlies their work
  • Formulate a personal commitment to their practice
  • Make a personal commitment to their practice visible among professional peers
  • Legitimize openness and dialogue with colleagues in the area of service, calling and mission
  • Recognize calling as an aspect of their own professional lives
  • Explore a personal relationship to the core values of compassion, service, harmlessness, courage, love and reverence for life
  • Experience belonging to a community of service
  • Understand the importance of actively preserving their professional commitment, calling and sense of meaning in their work.

Objectives:

Clinicians will be able to:

  • Discuss their experience of Service, Mission, and Lineage with colleagues
  • Write a personal statement of their professional mission
  • Read their personal Mission Statement aloud to their colleagues
  • Hear their colleagues read their own personal Mission Statement aloud
  • Discover and discuss the commonality of commitment to service that lies beneath the diversity of expertise and experience.
  • Learn a journal technique to preserve and strengthen the experience of service in their week
  • Learn a simple powerful tool of stress reduction (Rachel this is the breathing meditation)
  • Discuss the relationship between calling, commitment, and professional satisfaction
  • Define calling in personal terms.

Learning Methods employed:

  • Large group instruction
  • Experiential and discovery model learning
  • Reflection and contemplation
  • Expressive techniques: writing
  • Small group interaction
  • Peer mentoring
  • Establishment of a community of inquiry
  • Post-Test Priorities List 

 

© Wright State Physicians © Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine © Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., © Evangeline Andarsio, M.D.