KNN Framework for Flourishing

Character, Caring, Practical Wisdom and Flourishing in Medicine

The KNN Framework for Flourishing illustrates how the key constructs of character, caring, practical wisdom and flourishing are dynamically related and synergistic. In developing this framework, the KNN built on existing scholarship to define individual components and focused on advancing understanding of how the components interact and can be applied.



About the Framework

The tree depicts the entire concept of flourishing, as it suggests growth, change and organic development. Much as a tree’s strong trunk and branches allow flourishing leaves, the interconnected concepts of character, caring and practical wisdom support flourishing. The Framework for Flourishing also illustrates that these concepts operate at many levels: individual, organizational and societal.

Individuals throughout the KNN and beyond have shared feedback and input on this framework and are exploring ways to strengthen these elements in healthcare environments. The Framework underpins the KNN’s scalable, reproducible initiatives, spanning both collaborative and site-specific efforts.

Click below for a video overview of the Framework.

A Framework for Flourishing: The KNN's North Star

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