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Medicine Grand Rounds - Caring for Whole Persons: Progress on the Journey to Transformation

Dr. Byock challenges us to move from a transactional and problem-based healthcare delivery model to a relational and personal approach that is based on shared risk and goal alignment. He encourages the healthcare community to identify poor care where it exists and operate within the Taxonomy of Quality that is patient centered and based on shared decision support. An aging demographic offers enormous opportunity for the creation of communities that combine the collective power of medicine and the personal connection of families and friends that ensure a healthier population.

Activity Details

Start Date:  December 20, 2019
End Date:  December 20, 2021

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  5. Complete and Submit the evaluation and attestation form.

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Learning Outcome

Participants will be able to discuss quality improvement as a foundation for transformation in health care, recognize Quadruple Aim goals and key trends in contemporary health care, distinguish the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions from the personal experience of illness, and identify key initiatives that align care with patient’s personal values, preferences and priorities.

  • Ira Byock, MD, FAAHPM
    Active Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine
    Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

    About our presenter:
    Ira Byock is the founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Institute for Human Caring, a component of Providence St. Joseph Health that drives transformation to make caring for whole persons the new normal. His research has contributed to conceptual frameworks for the lived experience of illness along a continuum from suffering to wellbeing; measures for subjective quality of life during illness; and counseling methods to support life completion. He directed a national Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program that developed prototypes for concurrent palliative care of people with life-threatening conditions. From 2003 through July 2013, he directed the palliative medicine program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation
  • Complete the online Attestation of Attendance & Evaluation Form (you must register to access).

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education and the Nursing Continuing Education Council standards set forth by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation, continuing medical education and nursing education activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have been asked to disclose any financial relationship* they have to a commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients). Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given activity.

The following Activity Physician Director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for Caring for Whole Persons: Progress on the Journey to Transformation (Medicine Grand Rounds) have reported the following financial interest or relationship* with various companies/organizations. The Activity Director and Planning Committee member roles were resolved by altering the individual’s control over content about the products or services of the commercial interest by the Associate Dean for CME and the Department of Medicine Chair. All potential conflict(s) were resolved.

* Kelly Kieffer, MD ~ her spouse is a consultant for OcculoBio. 

* Richard I. Rothstein, MD ~ has research support from Baranova (research grant to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) and has other financial interest from Allurion. 

Other planning committee member(s), speaker(s), activity director(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for this program report no financial interest or relationship* with any company(ies) or organizations whose product may be germane to the content of their presentations.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions regarding accreditation of the activity:

Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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