Patient Safety Webinar: Morality and Quality Care – Tuesday September 3rd

We’re thrilled to announce our next Patient Safety webinar, The Preservation of Moralities for the Sake of Quality Care and Patient Safety on Tuesday, September 3rd at 12pm ET / 11am CT / 10am MT / 9am PT.

This series is co-sponsored by SaferCare Texas (formerly the University of North Texas Health Science Center Institute for Patient Safety). SaferCare TX was founded as a response to the national challenge to improve patient safety and is dedicated to improving the quality and safety of health care in our region and throughout the nation. Details below!

Also, don’t forget to catch our SCR CONNECTions webinar (click here for details) this week on Wednesday (8/14) on Fostering Resilience on Older Adults.

The Preservation of Moralities for the Sake of Quality Care and Patient Safety Guest Speakers: Dr. David Farmer, Director & Cynthia Carroll, Assistant Director, UNTHSC Department of Interprofessional Education and Practice
Time: 12pm ET / 11am CT / 10am MT / 9am PT Co-Sponsored by: SaferCare Texas (formerly the University of North Texas Health Science Center Institute for Patient Safety)

Description: Providers enter the field of health care due to a calling and purpose greater than the self. Unfortunately, the demands of the healthcare system are frequently in contrast to the morals and values of the healthcare professionals within the system. This webinar will describe the conflict between systems and the people within. The presenters will discuss developing team cultures and skills in emotional intelligence and resilience as methods to alleviate environmental factors. The presenters will close the discussion with a request to address health professionals’ morality as it connects to quality.

Speaker Bio: Dr. David Farmer is the inaugural Director of the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s (UNTHSC) Department of Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPEP).  Dr. Farmer has helped develop a culture of interprofessional education and practice across UNTHSC’s colleges and schools of medicine, pharmacy, health professions, public health, and biomedical sciences.  He has led in the establishment of partnerships with four neighboring academic institutions to allow for collaboration across eleven health professions.  In addition to his work with students, Dr. Farmer leads initiatives in IPE faculty development and IPEP continuing education training for practicing professionals.

An assistant professor in the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM), Dr. Farmer works with first and second year medical students in development of clinical communication skills.  He co-leads an institutional initiative around emotional Iintelligence skills development with students and faculty.  An AHRQ TeamSTEPPS master trainer, Dr. Farmer provides teamwork training with students, faculty and practicing professionals.  He is a Fellow in the TCOM Academy of Medical Educators, a Fellow in the UNTHSC Institute of Patient Safety and an UNTHSC Leadership Fellow.

Dr. Farmer began his service at UNTHSC in 2009 as Director of the Reynolds Geriatrics Education and Training in Texas Program. Dr. Farmer is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family therapist and came to UNTHSC with twenty-three years’ experience in the clinical practice of counseling psychology.  He earned a PhD in Counseling and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Cynthia Carroll is the Assistant Director for the UNT Health Science Center’s (UNTHSC) Department of Interprofessional Education and Practice and an adjunct instructor in Medical Education with the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at UNTHSC. Cynthia earned a Master’s degree in clinical/counseling psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Texas. She is also a certified master trainer in TeamSTEPPS® (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety) developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Cynthia’s professional experience includes in-patient substance abuse rehabilitation, university student counseling, emergency department behavioral health, and health professions education.

Cynthia’s current role at UNTHSC is to support the department director in overseeing interprofessional student education and interprofessional faculty development programming. Additionally, Cynthia coordinates the university’s inter-institutional collaborations with Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Woman’s University, and the University of Texas at Arlington.

For more information: https://nnlm.gov/scr/training/patient-safety-series. No registration is required for this class.

To Join the Meeting

1.  Go to https://nih.webex.com.
2.  Enter the session number: 621 617 267​ and password: patient
3.  Please provide your name and email address.
4.  You may have to download and install a web add-on or run a temporary application depending on the browser you use.
5.  Select your audio connection preference:
*Call using computer – Adjust settings and test the connection *Call from WebEx – Enter your direct phone number and press 1 when prompted *Call in – Call: 1-650-479-3208 (US/Canada toll number) Enter access code: 621 617 267​ # Enter the Attendee ID on your screen and press #
6.  If you are using a mobile device, your access code is: patient

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