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Practical Wisdom: Doctors and the medical community

Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Thursday 9 November 2017 (11:00-16:00)

For more information on this event, please contact Catherine Weir.


The University of Birmingham are delighted to present this event, part of the Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science 2017.

The Phronesis and the Medical Community Project has been talking to Doctors and the local community about how as a society we can more effectively train and support doctors to make wise decisions. We have been looking at the virtues, which Doctors develop, as they move through their training and as they become experienced doctors and how these virtues help them make complex decisions.

Dr. Mervyn Conroy, of the Health Services Management Centre at University of Birmingham, leads this collaborative project. Key collaborators in the project are the Medical Schools in Birmingham, Warwick and Nottingham.

The project has now produced some interim findings concerning the development of practical wisdom, or Phronesis . To find out more please visit our stall, where you will also be able to hear more about the new innovative training materials we are producing and piloting at local medical schools.

ESRC Festival 2017Our stall will be at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on 9th November from 11:00–16:00. We hope you will take the opportunity to visit us and to comment on our early findings. Whether you work for the NHS, are a patient or carer or are just passionate about the training of our next generation of doctors please visit us at the hospital that day.

You can come along to our stall, collect a healthy snack , give us your views and also follow us on Twitter @PhronesisMC.

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