National Academies of Practice Annual Forum on 24th March 2011, Alexandria, VA, USA
The National Academies of Practice Forum 2011, “Achieving Interdisciplinary Care”, provided an opportunity for a lengthy session on human values in healthcare. The session was facilitated by Elizabeth A. Rider, MSW, MD, co-chair of the Medicine Academy of the National Academies of Practice.
The International Charter for Human Values in Healthcare was the topic of discussion by over 70 national leaders in 10 healthcare academies of the National Academies of Practice. Participants met in interprofessional groups to discuss and identify core values for all healthcare interactions, and values they identified as most important for interprofessional healthcare interactions. Each group reported back to the larger group that further discussed the values.
The National Academies of Practice (NAP) serves as a distinguished policy forum that advises United States governmental organizations and policy makers on approaches in healthcare. NAP is an honorific, national group comprised of elected members of 10 academies representing Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatric Medicine, Psychology, Social Work, and Veterinary Medicine.