Advancing Caring and Character in Medicine Toward Human Flourishing
The Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine (KNN) is a national movement focused on integrating caring, character, practical wisdom and human flourishing within the profession of medicine.
The KNN has three major priorities:
- Transforming medical and health professions education using the concepts of caring and character.
- 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 caring and character.
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 caring and character to facilitate creative thinking and connecting with students in collaborative, interactive ways.
Professionalism in Medicine
Reenvisioning medical professionalism in the context of caring and character.
Recognizing the importance and interdependence of medical education, health outcomes and health systems.
Advancing caring and character in medicine toward the broader goal of promoting human flourishing.