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The Hidden Curriculum in Health Professional Education

The hidden curriculum (HC) in health professional education comprises the organizational and institutional contexts and cultural subtexts that shape how and what students learn outside the formal and intended curriculum. HC includes informal social processes such as role modeling, informal conversations and interactions among faculty and students, and more subterranean forces of organizational life such as the structure of power and privilege and the architectural layout of work environments. For better and sometimes for worse, HC functions as a powerful vehicle for learning and requires serious attention from health professions educators. This volume, of interest to medical and health professionals, educators, and students, brings together twenty-two new essays by experts in various aspects of HC. An introduction and conclusion by the editors contextualizes the essays in the broader history and literature of the field.

347 pages | 6 x 9


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Table of Contents

Foreword by Dewitt Baldwin • Joseph F. O’Donnell / Introduction: The Hidden Curriculum—a Focus on Learning and Closing the Gap • I: WORKING WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK: SOME PERSONAL AND SYSTEM-LEVEL JOURNEYS INTO THE FIELD • David T. Stern / A Hidden Narrative • Edward M. Hundert / A Systems Approach to the Multilayered Hidden Curriculum • Brian David Hodges and Ayelet Kuper / Education Reform and the Hidden Curriculum: The Canadian Journey • II: THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS • Janelle S. Taylor and Claire Wendland / The Hidden Curriculum in Medicine’s “Culture of No Culture” • Delese Wear, Joe Zarconi, and Rebecca Garden / Disorderly Conduct: Calling Out the Hidden Curriculum(s) of Professionalism • Heidi Lempp and Alan Cribb / The Diversity and Unity of the Hidden Curriculum: Medical Knowledge in an Era of Personalized Healthcare • III: METHODOLOGICAL AND ASSESSMENT APPROACHES • Paul Haidet and Cayla R. Teal / Organizing Chaos: A Conceptual Framework for Assessing Hidden Curricula in Medical Education • Maria Athina (Tina) Martimianakis and Nancy McNaughton / Discourse, Governmentality, Biopower, and the Hidden Curriculum • Pooja C. Rutberg and Elizabeth H. Gaufberg / Medical Student Narratives and the Hidden Curriculum • Dorene Balmer and Boyd F. Richards / Bounded and Open: A Personally Transformative Empirical Journey into Curricula, Objectives, and Student Learning • IV: THE HIDDEN CURRICULUM AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION • Michael W. Rabow / Becoming a Doctor: Learning from the Hidden Curriculum in Medical Education • Lisa Day and Patricia Benner / The Hidden Curriculum in Nursing Education • Virginia Wright-Peterson and Claire E. Bender / Making the Invisible Visible: Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum in Allied Health Education • Jill Thistlethwaite / Hidden Amongst Us: The Language of Inter- and Outer-professional Identity and Collaboration • V: SPECIAL TOPICS AND APPLICATIONS • Richard L. Cruess and Sylvia R. Cruess / Professionalism, Professional Identity, and the Hidden Curriculum: Do As We Say and As We Do • Shaun C. Ewen / Indigenous Health and the Hidden Curriculum: A View from the Outside In • David Hirsh / Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships: Embracing the Hidden Curriculum, Stemming Ethical Erosion, and Transforming Medical Education • Richard M. Frankel / Tweets, Texts, and Facebook Requests: Social Media and the Hidden Curriculum in Medical Education • Britta M. Thompson, Allison R. Ownby, and Janet P. Hafler / The Hidden Curriculum for Faculty: Betwixt and Between • Kelly Edwards / What Does the Culture of Research Teach Next-Generation Scientists? • Frederic W. Hafferty and Joseph F. O’Donnell / The Next Generation of Work on the Hidden Curriculum

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