Advancing Character, Caring and Practical Wisdom in Medicine Toward Flourishing
The Kern National Network for Flourishing in Medicine (KNN) is a national movement focused on integrating caring, character, practical wisdom and flourishing within the profession of medicine.
The KNN has three major priorities:
- Transforming medical and health professions education using the concepts of character, caring and practical wisdom.
- Working with healthcare organizations to influence cultures and environments.
- Sharing knowledge and engaging partners toward broader policy and systems change.
Embracing integrity, fairness, honesty, and good judgment.
Clinical Learning Environments
That prepare learners to meet new demands to care for patients and populations with an emphasis on character, caring and practical wisdom.
Who enter medical school to prepare for a career of learning centered on excellence, character, and caring to provide patient-centered care and flourish as healthy professionals.
Who focus on character, caring and practical wisdom to facilitate creative thinking and connecting with students in collaborative, interactive ways.
Professionalism in Medicine
Reenvisioning medical professionalism in the context of character, caring and practical wisdom.
Recognizing the importance and interdependence of medical education, health outcomes and health systems.
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Bridging Across Differences
Bridging aims to increase understanding and find common ground toward the broader goal of promoting flourishing.