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Creating a Community of Inquiry: A Beginner’s Guide to Research Competency (Part 3)

Presented by Dr. LaVera M. Crawley, MD, MPH ACPE Certified Educator


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Program Summary
We continue the Beginner’s Guide series with a hands-on practical approach to forming learning communities that support a culture of inquiry around spiritual caregiving. This webinar reviews competencies covered in previous presentations (research literacy and evidence-based practices) with suggestions for further developing these skills in a community of peers. The audience will be introduced to Collaborative Inquiry practices, walking through the steps involved in forming a group, identifying an inquiry topic, shaping the research questions, and accessing and sharing internal (work environment) and external (research literature) resources to collaboratively create new knowledge or use existing knowledge in new ways.

Program Objectives
By the end of this webinar, participants will:
  1. Learn ways to form communities of inquiry to reinforce and support research competency.
  2. Learn strategies for applying Collaborative Inquiry Practices to topics of interest.
  3. Appreciate the value of community in creating new knowledge or using existing knowledge in new ways.

About the Presenter
LaVera Crawley joined NACC in 2011 and is an ACPE Associate Certified Educator. She has served on the NACC Research Task Force and is now on the NACC Research Advisory Panel. For more than 30 years, LaVera has had successful careers in medicine and ethics, and academic research in health disparities in end-of-life care for which she received national and international recognition. LaVera received her MD from Meharry Medical College; completed her Family Medicine residency and chief residency at UCSF; her MPH from UC Berkeley; an Ethics Fellowship at Stanford; and a Palliative Care Education Fellowship at Harvard. Along with her CPE supervisory work, she also serves on the Palliative Care Team at the Alta Bates Campus. As a Catholic lay woman, LaVera is involved with Franciscan organizations including the Center for Action in Contemplation, in Albuquerque, NM, where she serves on their Board of Directors.

NACC Certification Competencies Covered by the Webinar: ITP6, OL2.1


October 2019 Webinar Fact Sheet (participants) (The Fact Sheet contains call-in instructions and numbers)
Crawley Creating a Community of Inquiry
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Webinar recordings

October 10, 2019 recording