Promoting professionalism via a video-based educational workshop for academic hospitalists and housestaff

Jeanne M. Farnan*, Kevin J. O'Leary, Aashish Didwania, Liza Icayan, Mark Saathoff, Shashi Bellam, Andy Anderson, Shalini Reddy, Holly J. Humphrey, Diane B. Wayne, Vineet M. Arora

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BACKGROUND: Unprofessional behavior can compromise care and detract from the hospital learning environment. Discrepancy between professional behaviors formally taught and what is witnessed has become increasingly evident. METHODS: With funding from the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, a workshop was developed to address unprofessional behaviors related to inpatient care previously identified in a multi-institution survey. The aims were to utilize video-based education to illustrate unprofessional behaviors, how faculty play a role in promoting such behaviors, and facilitate reflection regarding motivation for and prevention of these behaviors. Hospitalists and housestaff at 3 Chicago-area academic hospitals and 1 community teaching affiliate participated. Videos were debriefed, identifying barriers to professional behavior and improvement strategies. A postworkshop survey assessed beliefs on behaviors and intent to change practice. RESULTS: Forty-four (53%) faculty and 244 (68%) residents (postgraduate year 1 and greater) participated. The workshop was well received, with 89% reporting it "useful and effective." Two-thirds expressed intent to change behavior. Most (86%) believed videos were realistic and effective. Those who perceived videos as "very realistic" were more likely to report intent to change behavior (93% vs 53%, P=0.01). CONCLUSIONS: Video-based education is a feasible way to promote reflection and address unprofessional behaviors among providers and may positively impact the learning environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)386-389
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of hospital medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Leadership and Management
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Health Policy
  • Care Planning
  • Assessment and Diagnosis


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