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Towards an understanding of the nature of wisdom in clinical medicine

What does wisdom in health care look like and how can it be translated into clinical care? In order to help us understand the significance of wisdom in health care the presenter will take us on a journey to explore the following:

  •  to review how 'wisdom' is commonly characterized
  •  to present a conception of wisdom based on a comprehensive understanding of the particulars of clinical cases
  •  to consider how these notions might be explored further in a research agenda



Donald Boudreau 

Associate Professor Donald Boudreau,
Associate Professor Donald Boudreau, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, a specialist in respiratory medicine, and a faculty member of the Institute of Health Sciences Education at McGill University. His area of clinical interest has been in sarcoidosis. At the Institute, he is Co-Chair of the committee responsible for the scientific peer reviews of research proposals. He has extensive experience in undergraduate medical education and is a former Associate Dean of Medical Education and Student Affairs. He is also Professor of Medicine at the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a foundation whose mission is the promotion of humanism in medicine.
Dr. Boudreau’s current educational and research interests are in professionalism, professional identity formation, selected aspects of the clinical method, clinical wisdom, and phronesis. He is co-author of the book Physicianship and the Rebirth of Medical Education published by Oxford University Press in 2018.




Towards an understanding of the nature of wisdom in clinical medicine

Wisdom in clinical medicine ppTN
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