Beyond Silos

“Beyond Silos” brought together faculty, students, and administrators of UTHealth’s six schools to work together on interprofessional ethics education. To assess students’ knowledge and skills about ethics, a rubric for ethics education assessment also was developed.

The plan was directed by Thomas Cole, PhD, Director of the McGovern Center, and coordinated by Nathan Carlin, PhD, Professor of Medical Humanities and Karff Chair. Current and former members of the McGovern Center were also involved in QEP, including Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, MA, Angela Polczynski, MBA, and Jeffrey Spike, PhD.

Faculty involved with this program represented all six schools:

Cizik School of Nursing: Joan Engebretson, DrPH, RN, Dorothy Otto, EdD, RN, and Cathy Rozmus, PhD, RN;
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences: William Seifert, Jr., PhD;
McGovern Medical School: Eugene Boisaubin, MD, and Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, MA;
School of Biomedical Informatics: Kim Dunn, MD, PhD, and Jonathan Ishee, JD, MPH, MS, LLM;
School of Dentistry: Richard Bebermeyer, DDS, MBA, and Catherine Flaitz, DDS, MS; and the
School of Public Health: Cynthia Chappell, PhD, and Stephen Linder, PhD;

Several members remain involved in sustaining assessments and programs of the QEP under the auspices of the Campus-Wide Ethics Program.

“Beyond Silos: Enhancing Ethics Education In and Across the Health Professions” is an unpublished university document. This document was submitted as the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) as part of the reaffirmation of accreditation process of UTHealth in 2010.

For information about the Beyond Silos QEP, contact Nathan Carlin, PhD.