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Recipients of the 2012/13 AMS Phoenix Project Call to Caring Grants Announced

Associated Medical Services (AMS) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012/13 AMS Phoenix Project Call to Caring Grant competition. This year’s awards were given to projects designed to increase understanding of compassionate, person-centered care through narrative approaches and/or to address aspects of the hidden curricula that can work against compassionate care in some learning and practice environments.

The recipients of the 2012/13 AMS Phoenix Project Call to Caring Grants are:

Carol Fancott, BScPT MSc and G. Ross Baker, PhD
University of Toronto
“Letting Stories Breathe”: Using Patient Stories for Organizational Learning and Improvement

Cheryl Cline, PhD
Queen’s University
Exploring the Relationship Between the Hidden Curriculum and Patient-Centred Care

Gail Lindsay, RN PhD
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Experiences of Caring: A Narrative Approach to Exploring Compassionate Person-Centred Practices

Kenneth Locke, MD MSc
University of Toronto
A Pathway to Caring: Introducing A Multiple Narrative Approach to the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum

Kari Osmar MRT(T) BSc MEd
Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre
Stories At Work: Writing To Learn, Care And Collaborate In Radiation Therapy

Michelle Spadoni, RN DNP, Patricia Sevean RN MA (N) EdD, and Karen Poole, RN MA(N) MEd
Lakehead University School of Nursing
Na daw he way win – How to Best Bring Indigenous Knowledge of Human Ways of Caring to Light In Nursing Curriculum

Joyce Zazulak, MD MSc CCFP FCFP
McMaster University
A multifaceted, arts-based approach to the medical training curriculum: Developing reflective, caring, healthy physicians

The purpose of the AMS Phoenix Project grant competition is to catalyze change in health care and education by making strategic investments that will help to engage educators, nurses and other health professionals, their workplaces and their partners in activities that will enrich understanding about what is needed to balance human compassion and technical expertise. In making their decisions, the review committee considered projects that scored highly on feasibility, potential impact and institutional support as well as the potential of the proposed projects to achieve a balance of professional/disciplinary and regional representation.

The next round of applications for the 2013/14 AMS Phoenix Project Call to Caring Grants will be available online in April 2013. For additional information visit the AMS website www.theamsphoenix.ca 

For further information contact:
Beverley Nickoloff
Project Consultant, The AMS Phoenix Project
416 484 4523