A council of elders: creating a multi-voiced dialogue in a community of care.

  title={A council of elders: creating a multi-voiced dialogue in a community of care.},
  author={Arlene M Katz and Larry Conant and Thomas S. Inui and David Baron and David Bor},
  journal={Social science \& medicine},
  volume={50 6},
Social poetics as processual engagement: Making visible what matters in social suffering.
  • A. Katz
  • Education
    Transcultural psychiatry
  • 2020
The program began with a series of meetings in which medical residents consulted community elders invited for their advice and wisdom on healthcare dilemmas as Senior Faculty, effectively becoming co-teachers and co-learners with one another.
In search for the “humane”: staffs’ perspectives on everyday activities in a nursing home
To better understand how a dialogue about the influence of nursing home residents on their everyday activities evolve among diverse practitioners and to identify the consequences of such an understanding in practice, five workshops, one focus group and follow up interviews were conducted.
Advancing a Partnership: Patients, Families, and Medical Educators
Increased involvement of patients and families in full partnership with medical educators is a logical outgrowth of changes in relationships between patients and health care providers as described in medical literature.
To counter ageism and stereotypical notions about elders, Arlene Katz formed a Council of Elders who functioned as “senior faculty” during a month-long geriatric rotation, creating a similar Council of Consumers with whom students of psychiatric-mental health nursing could meet during their course of study.
Influencing everyday activities in a nursing home setting: A call for ethical and responsive engagement
This narrative ethnographic study aimed to shed light on how influence can be situated contextually, and how it can emerge through activities as well as how it is negotiated in everyday by frail older adults living in a nursing home.
The role of professional education in promoting the dignity of older people
There are a number of challenges to the promotion of dignity within professional education, for example, inconsistencies in development of professional values, curriculum contradictions such as those between education for management and for direct care of older people, the balance between theory and practice and education for practice under changing real‐world conditions.
In this chapter, we address, selectively, how applied linguists and those concerned with discourse analysis in particular, have recently approached the study of health care communication, especially
A meeting of experts: the emerging roles of non-professionals in the education of health professionals
Most academic programmes that prepare students for the health professions have a long history of involving patients in teaching and learning. Until recently such involvement has been largely passive,
Improving Medical Student Attitudes Toward Older Patients Through a “Council of Elders” and Reflective Writing Experience
A Council of Elders coupled with a reflective writing exercise is a promising new approach to improving attitudes of medical students toward their geriatric patients.
A Critical Review of Interventions Addressing Ageist Attitudes in Healthcare Professional Education
Of the fifteen studies meeting the inclusion criteria one was rated as “strong” evidence, and the remainder lacked methodological rigour, it is difficult to decide the usefulness of including educational interventions in health care curricula to negate ageism.


Hearing the patient's 'voice': toward a social poetics in diagnostic interviews.
Dialogue: The Core Clinical Skill
  • F. Duffy
  • Medicine
    Annals of Internal Medicine
  • 1998
This issue shows that a 1-month formal educational experience focused on the development of specific communication skills changed several important things: knowledge about the role of affect in medical encounters, attitudes toward commitment and self-efficacy in using an expanded interview model, and success in using specific interview and affect management skills with real and simulated patients.
Writing at the Margin: Discourse Between Anthropology and Medicine
Writing at the Margin is primarily a collection of revisions of recently published articles, some coauthored, by a distinguished medical anthropologist-psychiatrist. This review will describe only
The Language of Medical Case Histories
As the official, permanent account of professional medical care, the medical record not only shapes the style and focus of its various progeny but also determines what students take seriously in an antecedent activity, themedical interview.
What are the sciences of relationship-centered primary care.
  • T. Inui
  • Medicine
    The Journal of family practice
  • 1996
From a nature watcher's perspective, primary care is best understood as a dynamic health-relevant process involving many interrelated forces, actions, persons, and contexts of meaning. The scientific
Patient-centered medicine. A professional evolution.
The evolution to patient-centered care in many areas of medicine is described, including patient care, health-related law, medical education, research, and quality assessment.
To Build a Case: Medical Histories as Traditions in Conflict
To label a medical history a narrative and to call the act of diagnosis a hermeneutic project are not incantatory acts that by themselves transform medicine, but there is power in excavating the foundations of medical thinking and action that are thereby exposed.
The Silent World of Doctor and Patient
In this thoughtful and important book, Jay Katz takes us on a journey through medical and legal history to establish convincingly one point— that medical and legal relationships and entitlements up
Problems of Dostoevsky's poetics