Wednesday, June 30, 2010

CCRMC Improvement Academy and Noon Conference Thursday July 1

I wanted to remind everyone the CCRMC Improvement Academy meets today, Thursday July 1 at 9:00- 10:00 am at CCRMC in Building One Conference Room One. The academy is meeting for one hour this week and we will be discussing Atul Gawande's commencement speech at Stanford’s School of Medicine last week, The Velluvial Matrix, New Yorker, June 16 2010.

I'm also excited to attend Jon Stanger's Noon Conference today/Thursday in Building One, Conference Room One entitled "Beyond Right and Wrong: Six Parables for Medical Ethics."

Next up: Food for Thought
I will send along another reminder but for those interested Dr Stanger also facilitates an ethics discussion entitled Food for Thought which meets monthly and is always interesting and provides a wonderful environment to begin to think through many ethical dilemmas we face daily in our work. This months Food for Thought is
Wednesday, July 14
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Building One Conference Room One(i.e. "noon conference room")

For this session, watch the movie Departures some time before the date. It won the Oscar for "best foreign film" in 2009, amongst many other awards. You should have no difficulty finding it at a movie rental store. It is also available from Netflix, either via mail or by "instant viewing" download. Jon will bring the DVD to our discussion in case we want to watch a scene, but please try to watch it ahead of time, as we won't have time to watch the whole film.

Please send Jon Stanger an RSVP. You are wanted - even if you haven't been to one of our discussions before, mark your calendar and send Jon a "yes" RSVP. I think you will enjoy watching this movie and the discussion should be interesting.

Next week on July 7th we will continue our summer break discussions at the Improvement Academy. In preparation for this discussion, please read Don Berwick's Yale School of Medicine Graduation Address given last week.

We will return to continuous improvement and advanced measurement at the Improvement Academy on July 14.

Be well,

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