In critical care medicine, teaching and mentoring practices are extremely important in regard to attracting and retaining young trainees and faculty in this important subspecialty that has a scarcity of needed personnel in the USA. To this end, we argue that Foucault’s Technologies of the Self is critical background reading when endeavoring to effect the positive transformation of faculty into effective teachers and mentors.

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Keywords Critical care, Medical education, Mentoring, Philosophy, Teaching
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Journal Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine
Papadimos, T.J. (Thomas J.), Manos, J.E. (Joanna E.), & Murray, S.J. (2013). An extrapolation of Foucault's Technologies of the Self to effect positive transformation in the intensivist as teacher and mentor. Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine (Vol. 8). doi:10.1186/1747-5341-8-7