The word ‘auxocardia,’ is defined as “enlargement of the heart, either by hypertrophy or dilation” (medicaldictionary.com). At Auxocardia Journal, we like to broaden that definition of heart expansion to also include, ‘the process of becoming a healthcare provider.’ Auxocardia Journal (auxocardia.com) was founded in 2020 as a collaborative, community space for learners in the health professions to share their reflections on the process of becoming a healthcare provider. Publishing biannually, in May and November, we seek to provide a forum for students to express themselves creatively and share those reflections with a broader audience. Auxocardia seeks to share the triumphs, trials, and tribulations of medical, social work, midwifery, nursing, dentistry, PA school and more. It seeks to recognize the immense privilege of working in the healing professions, honoring the patients we serve, and recognizing the teachers who shape us, while also offering an honest take on the challenges associated with the process. Auxocardia Journal entered the literary space soliciting submissions from all members of the health professional student community. Our journal accepts art, essays, videos, literary interviews, fiction, poetry and more from students in the health professions disciplines. It is our contention that reading, viewing, and engaging with the collaborative works of our colleagues fosters empathy, enables us to be better healthcare team members, as well as better future providers for our patients. Our talk seeks to share the genesis of this project, share lessons learned in terms of our growth and development as an organization, and explain how the medical humanities can serve as a foci for members of the interprofessional community to collaborate in creating better care for our patients.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The National Center OICPD is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.