Fostering faculty well-being through personal, community, and cultural formation at an academic medical center: Indiana university school of medicine as a case study

Debra K. Litzelman, Penelope R. Williamson, Anthony L. Suchman, Stephen P. Bogdewic, Ann H. Cottingham, Richard M. Frankel, David L. Mossbarger, Thomas S. Inui

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Abstract

Indiana University School of Medicine is the site of a unique initiative impacting faculty well-being through a comprehensive cultural change effort. The initiative was based on applying relationship-centered care not only to doctors and patients, but also to all members of the academic community across missions. Early cultural change efforts focused on changing the formal curriculum and creating a broadly distributed, written document on the organization's guiding professional values. These initial cultural change efforts were foundational for a more comprehensive movement emphasizing formation as described in this chapter. Over several years, a wide variety of programs and professional development opportunities emphasizing personal formation (knowing self), community formation (finding community), and cultural formation (creating value) were offered. The insights, perceived impact, and observed outcomes are reported through the personal stories of Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) community members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFaculty Health in Academic Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationPhysicians, Scientists, and the Pressures of Success
PublisherHumana Press
Pages183-204
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781603274500
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

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Keywords

  • academic health centers
  • community formation
  • cultural change
  • cultural formation
  • faculty stories
  • Faculty well-being
  • informal curriculum
  • personal formation
  • relationship-centered care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Litzelman, D. K., Williamson, P. R., Suchman, A. L., Bogdewic, S. P., Cottingham, A. H., Frankel, R. M., Mossbarger, D. L., & Inui, T. S. (2009). Fostering faculty well-being through personal, community, and cultural formation at an academic medical center: Indiana university school of medicine as a case study. In Faculty Health in Academic Medicine: Physicians, Scientists, and the Pressures of Success (pp. 183-204). Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60327-451-7_14