Session 1

Uncertainty & Compassion in Medicine 

Mindful Practice within the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 17
7:00 – 8:00pm 

Michael Krasner, MD, FACP
Professor of Clinical Medicine; Co-Director, Mindful Practice Programs; University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

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In this hour-long interactive session, Dr. Krasner will guide participants through an exploration of the dynamic of uncertainty in Medicine. Drawing on the approach of Mindful Practice, participants will use elements of mindfulness, narrative medicine and appreciative dialogue to examine the dynamics in the unknowns that we encounter in medical work, from the clinic to the community. Insight dialogue and reflections on improvisation in the clinical encounter will inform how clinicians discover inner resources found in their training, their instinct for empathy, and their inherent desire for compassionate action. These inner resources are the foundation for a life of meaning and flourishing in the career of medicine.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the definitions of empathy and compassion and how they differ.

  • Examine the neuroscience of empathy and the various ways it plays out in challenging circumstances.

  • Explore how uncertainty is a common experience in medicine and working with uncertainty a useful skill.

  • Experience the usefulness of Insight Dialogue as a way of improving meaning in conversation with patients and colleagues.

Other Sessions:

Sandy Beach
July 8  7-8 pm EST

Turning Toward Dissonance 

Being Present & Robust in Times of Fear

Ronald Epstein, MD, FAAHPM
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Sandy Beach
July 22  7-8 pm EST

Physician Mental Health

Preventing Suicide & Building Resilience

Christine Moutier, MD
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Sandy Beach
Aug. 5    7-8 pm EST

Medical Family Relationships

Keys for Coping in Unprecedented Times

Wayne M. Sotile, PhD
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