IPEP’s mission is to promote relational learning for health care professionals that integrates patient and family perspectives, professionalism, and the everyday ethics of clinical practice



The Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice (IPEP) offers a wide range of educational workshops and activities focused on difficult conversations in healthcare. All educational offerings are based on a robust approach to practice-based, experiential learning, utilizing live enactments, evocative trigger films, and engaged discussion to explore and improve a particular area of clinical practice. Learn more.


Our Leadership Team and Faculty Associates are available to provide consultation to healthcare practitioners and educators who want to develop programs within their own institutions. Learn more.


The IPEP leadership team and IPEP faculty are involved in a wide range of research projects aimed at documenting the qualitative and quantitative impact of our work. These research efforts have led to several recent publications which, along with case commentaries and papers which outline our pedagogical approach to relational learning. Learn more.

Disclosure & Apology

Moderated Online Workshop in partnership with OPENPediatrics

Thursday, December 8, 2016

TED Talk by Dr. Elaine Meyer:

On being present, not perfect.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phUUjk_btiY

Fellowship Programs

Starting in November:  Faculty Fellowship for Leaders in Collaborative and Humanistic Interprofessional Education.

Also, learn more about our Faculty Education Fellowship in Medical Humanism and Professionalism

Aligning Family-Team Expectations During Surgical Consent Project

Learn about this project here.


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