Bisno Lecture: Zubin Austin (University of Toronto) – “If ‘Competence’ is the Answer, Have We Asked the Right Question?”

March 6, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Becker Library King Center (Medical Campus, 7th Floor)

“If ‘Competence’ is the Answer, Have We Asked the Right Question?”

Abstract: In education, regulation, professional development, and practice, “competence”
has become the dominant way of thinking about the work of health care
providers. The philosopher Kenneth Burke has noted that “every way of seeing is
also a way of NOT seeing something else.” With the time and attention we have
dedicated to teaching, assessing, measuring, and reporting on competence,
what are we missing? While competence is a reasonable goal for professional
practice – is there something else we are overlooking? This presentation will
review current thinking regarding competency in the education and practice
of health professions and present alternative viewpoints for better understanding the complex reality of professional practice and personal fulfillment.

Sponsored by: the Daniel Bisno Ethics in Medicine Fund in cooperation with the Bander Center for Medical Ethics at Saint Louis University

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