Title

THE INFLUENCE OF NARRATIVE IN FOSTERING AFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONALISM IN AN ONLINE CLASS

Location

San Antonio, TX

Publication Date / Copyright Date

8-1-2017

Abstract

THE INFLUENCE OF NARRATIVE IN FOSTERING AFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONALISM IN AN ONLINE CLASS TOPIC: Next Steps in Interprofessional Education Hypothesis: In this paper, the author will explore narrative as an affective learning technique that may be used to teach medical professionalism in the online class. Method: Medical fiction, lay exposition, autobiography and other written forms of patient narratives, as well as multimedia presentations, movies, music, song, and visual arts are explored and analyzed for use in teaching medical professionalism to online allied health students. A method for selecting and organizing of narratives and learning activities for teaching medical professionalism in an online class will be presented. Observation/Outcomes: Quantitative evaluation of medical professionalism was performed using the Jefferson Scale of Empathy (JSE), a psychometrically sound instrument designed to measure empathy in the context of patient care. The goal was to explore affective development and the educational value that narrative brings to teaching medical professionalism in the online class. Conclusion: The study helps clarify the role of narrative in transformative learning. The implication is that online students can benefit from exposure to narrative. The relationship between narrative and medical professionalism may have applications for educational theory, medical and allied health practice, public policy, and future research. BIO: Peter G. Holub, DPM, PhD, is an associate professor for the Department of Health Science at Nova Southeastern University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate online courses in healthcare ethics, medical professionalism, cultural competence, and narrative medicine. ABOVE SUBMITTED 5/4/17

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

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