Grant Recipients

Vanderbilt Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society

Grant Amount: $100,000 - $250,000
Grant Term: 1 Year
Jun 24 2010

The Center for Biomedical Ethics mission is to provide leadership in education, research, and clinical service at VUMC concerning the ethical, legal, and social dimensions of medicine, health care, and health policy.  The Center is committed to multi-disciplinary exploration of the individual and social values, cultural dynamics, and legal and professional standards that characterize and influence clinical practice and biomedical research.  This grant will support a portion of the salaries associated with the New System of Learning (NSL) now known as V-PIL.  As part of the Baptist Healing Trust Strategic Medical Education Initiative, we expect the student teams in the NSL receiving coaching will be able to demonstrate the 8 skills identified by Churchill and Schenck as core components of healing relationships. This will be determined through self-assessments, pre- and post coaching, and via observation by Drs. Hagan and Elam.  It is expected that those patients who receive health coaching to have more adherence to medical care recommendations compared to those who did not receive coaching, as measured by follow-up visits and health behavior changes.  It is also expected that the ICU residents we work with to demonstrate greater mastery of skills in compassionate care, as measured through videotapes and self-assessment interviews, and focus groups.

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