C-TAC Professional Engagement Workgroup

Daniel Carr

Daniel Carr, MA, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Workgroup Member

This Workgroup is focused on developing and disseminating innovative models of inter-professional advanced care education aimed at improving quality, shared decision making, and clinical care by cultivating respect, compassion and responsiveness in care delivery.

As part of its initiative to support clinicians, the Workgroup has identified six core competencies, behaviors associated with them, and categorized resources:

  • Advance care planning: Facilitate non-biased, objective discussions between an individual and health care proxy to ensure a better understanding of a person’s wishes and goals; actively listen, using communication skills of exploration, summarizing, paraphrasing, validation and open ended questions
  • Care coordination: Link patients with community resources to facilitate uninterrupted care and respond to social service needs; identify patients who are likely to need coordination, as well as the team members who will be responsible for coordinating care
  • Person-centered care: Conduct a full assessment prior to providing service; appropriately consider cultural needs; actively promote the well-being of the individual.
  • Communication: Enable self-management and patient navigation; foster and build healing and therapeutic relationships; coordinate care with other clinicians, health care professionals and health-related agencies.
  • Inter-professional teamwork: Monitor mutual performance; orient collectively; build the ability to adapt.
  • Clinician resilience: Cultivate self-awareness; the ability to accept personal limitations; maintain effective professional relationships.

For information about the Workgroup’s recent activity, please click here.

David Longnecker, Co-Chair, Professional Engagement Workgroup

David E. Longnecker, M.D. is a Director at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the organization of U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals, the Robert D. Dripps Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania and an Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. At the AAMC, he coordinates the Chief Medical Officers Group, the co-leads the Integrating Quality initiative to enhance quality, safety and cost effective care delivery in academic medical centers, and represents the AAMC in the activities of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), an organization committed to the improvement of care for those with advanced illness.

Prior to coming to the AAMC, Dr. Longnecker was a physician-scientist, clinician and educator at the University of Missouri, the University of Virginia and subsequently the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Robert D. Dripps Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Vice Dean for Professional Services and Chief Medical Officer of the Univ. of Pennsylvania Health System. He is the author of numerous scientific articles and chapters and the editor of eight medical textbooks, including the 1800 page Anesthesiology and its associated website, AccessAnesthesiology (http://www.accessanesthesiology.com).

Dr. Longnecker is a fellow (by honorary election) of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK) and member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences, where he chaired the Committee on Aerospace Medicine and Medicine for Extreme Environments (2001-2009). He was a member of the NASA Advisory Council from 2005-2009 and now serves on its Human Exploration and Operations Committee. He is the senior author of three space-related reports from the IOM and he chaired the 2010 Five Year scientific review of the National Space Biological Research Institute (NSBRI).

His other interests include protection of our coastal ecosystems, a commitment he fulfills through service on the Executive Committee of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Advisory Board.

To become involved or for more information about the Professional Engagement Workgroup, please email Jon Broyles at JBroyles@advancedcarecoalition.org


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