Well-being and tolerance of ambiguity in times of Covid19

2 September 2020 - 2 September 2020
 Well-being and tolerance of ambiguity in times of Covid19

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ASMEBITESIZE: Well-being and tolerance of ambiguity in times of Covid19
Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 4:00pm

This session hosted by Professor Karen Mattick, Dr Daniele Carrieri and Dr Jason Hancock from the University of Exeter focussed on the well-being and tolerance of ambiguity in times of Covid19. During the session, they shared some of the research being undertaken at the University of Exeter in relation to psychological well-being of health professionals and tolerance of ambiguity amongst doctors. They also explored the relevance of this work in light of the current Covid19 pandemic and shared some of the innovative approaches of dissemination that they have been exploring such as cartoons and different types of video.

Session video access

If you are unable to watch the video a transcript is available by clicking here

Please click on the button below to access the follow up Q&A resource - the panel's responses to the questions they did not get time to address during the session

Q&A Resource

Further additional useful resources are available here:

Medical Education systematic review paper (which contains the conceptual model) 

Please click here to acess the Podcast - the pertinent article is February (Volume 54, Issue 2)

Professor Karen Mattick

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Karen is committed to the highest possible quality in education and research and is motivated by academic work that makes a clear difference to healthcare processes and outcomes. Her two main areas of responsibility at the University of Exeter are Director of Postgraduate Education (PGT & CPD) for the College of Medicine & Health, involving education leadership of the portfolio of Masters programmes and short courses, and Co-Lead for the Centre for Research in Professional Learning, involving research leadership of projects involving healthcare education. Karen is particularly committed to supporting healthcare practitioners to engage in scholarship, and much of her work life is spent supporting postgraduate students and healthcare professionals to undertake research, scholarship or evaluation projects. Alongside her work at the University of Exeter, she is the Director of Awards for the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) and Visiting Professor at Queen's University Belfast, which provides another outlet to her focus on the Education/Research/Practice interface.  Karen's work in this area has been recognised through various awards, such as Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and National Teaching Fellow, but her real sense of achievement comes from working with talented Masters and doctoral students, and early career professionals.

Dr Daniele Carrieri

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Daniele's background is in philosophy and medical sociology – with expertise in ethics and qualitative methodologies – and professional experience in the management consulting industry and charity sector. He is a Research Fellow in the Relational Health Group and in the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health. Daniele is also a member of the Centre for Research in Professional Learning.

Daniele leads 'Care Under Pressure': an interdisciplinary research programme that aims to understand the causes of mental ill-health in doctors, across specialties and career stages, and make informed recommendations to tackle this problem. They have also recently completed consultancy projects with the European School of Oncology which covered ethical issues around end of life care and dying.   

He previously undertook research on ethical, legal and social issues around genomic medicine and research at Egenis: the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences (see for example Recontacting in mainstreaming genetics).  

Dr Jason Hancock

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Jason is a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist with Devon Partnership NHS Trust. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Manchester medical school before completing his core and higher specialist training in Psychiatry in Devon.

Jason is currently completing a PhD studying the potential association between tolerance of ambiguity in medical students and doctors in training and mental health morbidity. He has previously worked as a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Old Age Psychiatry and completed a Masters in applied health services research with the University of Exeter.