CERI Research Seminar

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
12:00pm to 1:30 pm
HSA 110
25% of this program is dedicated to participant interaction


TITLE: The Doctor Patient Relationship: Legal and Genealogical Examination

PRESENTER: Wael Haddara



The Doctor Patient Relationship (DPR) is heavily emphasized in medical education, especially in the preclinical years. Its pedigree is routinely traced to ancient times and its centrality to the performance of medicine is unquestioned, occupying a place in the pantheon of medical god-terms along with terms like altruism and professionalism. It has been described variously as the heart of medicine, as a sanctified relationship and as a necessary component of the healing process. The term is associated with imagery from the arts and popular cultures and evokes archetypal images of a personal, individualized relationship between a sage-like figure and a devotee. 

This presentation will describe a new program of research aimed at excavating the origins and constructions of the DPR. I will present findings from two related areas of research and seek feedback on the methodology and findings to date


Research Seminar Learning Objectives:

 At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explore different topics pertinent to health professions education.
  2. Transform their knowledge of medical education research and scholarly innovations.
  3. Engage in discussions and exchange ideas with an interdisciplinary academic medicine community.


This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. You may claim a maximum of 30.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).


Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in the educational program.


This event has no commercial support.