Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine

Advancing Human Flourishing
through Caring and Character in Medicine

The Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine (KNN) is preparing physicians from pre-med through practice with an emphasis on caring and character. 

The KNN has three primary goals:

  1. Transform medical education through the acculturation of caring and character into learning and practice environments 
  2. Influence healthcare and health outcomes through the advancement of caring and character
  3. Engage broader society to enhance human flourishing 

 

Kern National Network | Caring

Character

Embracing integrity, fairness, honesty, and good judgment.
 

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Kern National Network | Caring

Caring

Communicating empathy, kindness, and compassion to patients and families.

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Transforming Medical Education

The KNN is transforming medical education in the following key areas.

 

Clinical learning environments that prepare learners to meet new demands to care for patients and populations with an emphasis on caring and character.

Clinical Learning Environments

That prepare learners to meet new demands to care for patients and populations with an emphasis on caring and character.

 

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Learners who enter medical school to prepare for a career of learning centered on excellence, character, and caring that is key providing patient-centered care and thriving as healthy professionals.

Learners

Who enter medical school to prepare for a career of learning centered on excellence, character, and caring to provide patient-centered care and thrive as healthy professionals.

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Faculty who focus on caring and character to facilitate creative thinking and connecting with students in collaborative, interactive ways.

Faculty

Who focus on caring and character to facilitate creative thinking and connecting with students in collaborative, interactive ways.

 

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Transforming Medicine

The KNN is advancing character and caring in the profession of medicine.

 

Professionalism in Medicine | Re-envisioning medical professionalism in the context of caring and character.

Professionalism in Medicine

Reenvisioning medical professionalism in the context of caring and character.
 

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Health Systems | Recognizing the importance and interdependence of medical education, health outcomes and health systems.

Health Systems

Recognizing the importance and interdependence of medical education, health outcomes and health systems.

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Human Flourishing | Advancing caring and character in medicine toward the broader goal of promoting human flourishing.

Human Flourishing

Advancing caring and character in medicine toward the broader goal of promoting human flourishing.

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