Kindness Is Good Medicine

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The Kindness is Good Medicine initiative is an organizational commitment to creating a culture of kindness at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. Our collective goal is to transform institutional culture by improving interactions among the college’s community members.

Step 1: Research (Mid-November – mid-March)

Research Phase 1: Understanding how COM-T community members currently perceive kindness

 

November 17 – December 15

In collaboration with UArizona social science researchers from the Science of Kindness Community Collective, we are embarking on a “State of Kindness” inquiry to learn what “kindness” means here at the College of Medicine – Tucson. This is community-based, participatory research and we need your input!

Kindness is Good Medicine Idea Session

Idea Sessions

Participate in a facilitated Idea Generation Session in which small groups will discuss the meaning of “kindness” at COM-T.

Registration Closed Session 1: Nov. 17    1 – 2:00 pm, Social Hall


Registration Closed Session 2: Nov. 17    2 – 3:00 pm, Social Hall


Registration Closed Session 3: Nov. 29    3 – 4:00 pm, Social Hall


Session 4: Dec. 12    2 – 3:00 pm, Social Hall

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Session 5: Dec. 12    3 – 4:00 pm, Social Hall

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*additional sessions will be offered to academic units, administrative offices, and other groups. Contact Jenna Elmer if you’re interested in hosting a session in your area.

Online Survey

Take the Online Survey

Take our engaging online survey now and contribute to meaningful research. Your opinions matter. Join us today and shape the future of kindness. Click below to start the survey and be a part of the change.

Take the Survey

How You Can Help

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Collaboration for Kindness

In addition to participating in the research, we need COM-T stakeholder researchers who will work collaboratively with the UArizona researchers throughout the process.

Stakeholder Researchers

  • Help recruit a diverse cohort of research participants for each phase of the research to ensure that all voices are heard.
  • Review and provide feedback on research results throughout the process (“member checking”).
  • Help disseminate research results.

Time Commitment: 8-10 hours of work over the course of the research phase (most of this work will be done asynchronously online).
If you are interested in being a stakeholder researcher, please submit your information by November 17, 2023.  If you have questions, contact COM-T HR Director Jenna Elmer at jrelmer@arizona.edu or (520)626-6765.