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Join us for a day of celebrating health professions education. The day begins with a poster session featuring some of the great work in HPE at Duke this year, followed by a keynote by our new Associate Dean of Interprofessional Education, Dr. Mitch Heflin. Next, choose two breakout sessions, then head back down to the Great Hall for IPE awards, Duke AHEAD grants, and a very special lunch presentation from Dr. Neil Prose on his 2017 Duke AHEAD grant, "Keepers of the House."
Keepers of the House is a 15 minute documentary film designed for interprofessional education. Eight hospital housekeepers tell stories of singing or praying with patients on their wards, of providing encouragement and advice, and developing friendships that continue beyond the period of the hospital stay. They describe the ways in which their work brings meaning to their lives, and the difficulties that they face upon the death of a patient whom they have come to know. The powerful emotional content of these housekeepers’ stories is emphasized through line animation and music.
Keepers of the House is particularly and deeply relevant to health care providers and students, and provides a new and previously unexplored perspective. The housekeepers in the film model a level of empathy and connection that may sometimes be lacking in the busy daily work of doctors, nurses, and other members of the health care team. The film also requires us to re-think our attitudes toward people whom we see on a daily basis in hospital rooms and hallways, but whose work we may unconsciously belittle or ignore.