Inclusion of information therapy in the medical curriculum

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Inclusion of information therapy in the medical curriculum

  1. 1. Inclusion of Information therapy in the medical curriculum
  2. 2. Current Scenario Situation 1
  3. 3. Situation 2
  4. 4. So what is Information therapy? <ul><li>Information therapy is the prescription of the right information, to the right person, at the right time to help make a better health decision. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Foundation for a new, patient-centered approach to health care. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits- </li></ul><ul><li>- Building relationships </li></ul><ul><li>- Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>- Proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>- Patient Safety </li></ul><ul><li>- Health actualisation </li></ul>
  6. 6. What can be done then? <ul><li>Involvement of the Undergraduate medical students </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion of information therapy in the present curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Case discussions and solution finding </li></ul><ul><li>Practical application </li></ul>
  7. 7. Seminars <ul><li>Importance of Information Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Communication Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Patients’ rights </li></ul><ul><li>Support and encourage alternative medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Modes of dissemination of Information </li></ul><ul><li>-Printed material </li></ul><ul><li>-Websites </li></ul><ul><li>-Addressing queries through social networking sites and online forums </li></ul><ul><li>-Others </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors’ Rights </li></ul>
  8. 8. Practical application <ul><li>Creation of Information Therapy forums </li></ul><ul><li>-Part of clinical rotation </li></ul><ul><li>-reduces workload of doctors </li></ul><ul><li>-source of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion of communication skills in annual examinations </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Involvement of the resident doctors </li></ul><ul><li>routine OPD information therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Information therapy in Long Term Care </li></ul><ul><li>- Visit preparation </li></ul><ul><li>- Self management of long term illness </li></ul><ul><li>- Decision Support </li></ul><ul><li>- End of life care decision support </li></ul>
  10. 10. OUR GOAL
  11. 11. <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>

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