AED: Altruism Excellence and Duty: A Professionalism Module for Emergency Medicine
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This is a two hour module designed for Emergency Medicine residents that summarizes the concepts of professionalism into three core values of altruism, excellence, and duty. The sessions allow residents to read, reflect, discuss, and write about their personal values and how to apply them to their professional career. Residents are encouraged to see the link between their behavior as a physician and their future success in Emergency Medicine.
Callahan E, Marcdante K. AED: Altruism Excellence and Duty: A Professionalism Module for Emergency Medicine. MedEdPORTAL; 2011. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/8145
Contains Information Suitable for Patient Education
- To become familiar with the broad definitions of professionalism.
- To identify a simple three part model using the core values of altruism, excellence and duty (AED).
- To assess their own personal values related to AED, and understand the link to their professional career.
- Altruism (MeSH), Critical Incident, Task Performance and Analysis (MeSH), Reflection, Honor, Integrity, Professional Behavior
- Emergency Medicine
- Interpersonal & Communication Skills
- Clinical Sciences
- Clinical Skills/Doctoring
- Communication Skills
- Instructional Materials/Methods
- Medical Ethics
- Personal Characteristics/Attitudes
- Professional School
- Medical Student
- Professional School Post-Graduate Training
- Independent Study
Authors & Co-Authors
Edward Callahan, MD, MS
Medical College of Wisconsin
Karen Marcdante, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Sponsorship or Funding Source
This project was supported by an Educational Leadership for the Health of the Public-Research and Education Initiative Fund, a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and co-sponsored by the Office of Educational Services and the MCW Society of Teaching Scholars.
Effectiveness and Significance
Effectiveness of the curriculum was assessed following the first two years of implementation, using the duty component of the model. Of eight residents completing the curriculum, seven demonstrated improvement in timely completion of program related activities. The one resident who did not improve has continued to struggle with duty issues, and the curriculum may be an early marker for long term problems.
After three years of using the curriculum during orientation for new residents, we have learned that continued feedback to residents is critical to maintaining the lessons over time. We provide feedback on duty through regular updates from our program coordinator, and on altruism and excellence through nurse and faculty evaluations of residents.
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