What is ‘Shared Presence’ and Why Should I Care?
Monday, April 24th at 2pm ET
Guest Speaker: Rich Frankel, Ph.D.
A great deal of interest and practical wisdom has come from research and education on communication in encounters with patients. This webinar will focus on one specific aspect of relationships, the concept of “shared presence”. My overall goal is to describe the role of shared presence in four domains of practice: 1) interpersonal skills; 2) relational contexts; 3) actions in encounters and 4) co-production of healing outcomes. Each of the domains will be unpacked along with evidence about the impact shared presence has on processes and outcomes of care with special attention paid to time and resilience.
About Richard M. Frankel:
Dr. Frankel is professor of medicine and geriatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and is the director of the Applied Scholarship Program for Internists in Research and Education (ASPIRE) Fellowship in General Internal Medicine. He is also a senior researcher in the Center for Healthcare Information and Communication at the Richard L. Roudebush VA and a senior investigator at the Regenstrief Institute.
Rich is trained as a qualitative social scientist whose interests include face-to-face communication, the role of technology and its effects on the quality, safety, and outcomes of care. In addition to his health services research interests, He has been a medical educator for the past 35 years. For a decade he was co- director of the internal medicine residency program at Highland Hospital/University of Rochester and also served as co-director of the Program and Fellowship in Advanced Biopsychosocial Medicine. From 2003-2013, he was the statewide director of Indiana University School of Medicine’s professionalism competency and responsible for both curriculum and remediation in this arena. To date, he has published more than 225 scientific papers and edited 7 books.
Dr. Frankel completed his undergraduate studies at Colgate University and obtained a PhD in sociology at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. Prior to receiving his degree he was a pre-doctoral visiting scholar at UCLA and UC Irvine. He completed postdoctoral training at Boston University in qualitative approaches to mental health research and was a Fulbright Research Fellow in Uppsala, Sweden. He is a founding Fellow of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare and has been honored as the recipient of both the George Engel Award for research contributions to the field of physician patient communication as well as being a co-recipient of the Lynn Payer Award for contributions to the literature and teaching of communication skills. His work has been featured on the CBS Evening News, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal among other media outlets.