Communication and trust in medicine

By Grant Jacobs 14/08/2012

For Dunedin locals: talks on this evening (free entry; refreshments before).

We talk a lot about science communication here. Quite a few of the topics we cover relate to health or medical issues. One element that may underlie some people’s taking unsound positions on their  health and medicine choices is a weakening of communication lines and trust with their medical practitioners. Two talks on this evening in Dunedin explore this.

  • When Doctors Become Patients: Exploring ways of improving doctor-patient relationships and communication – to be presented by Professor Robert Klitzman; Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, College of Physicians & Surgeons and the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health; Director of Masters of Bioethics Programme Columbia University; Director of Ethics & Policy Core, HIV Centre, NYSPI.
  •  Trust and Health Professionals: The importance of trust in health care relationships – presented by Professor Mark Henaghan; Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Otago; Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand; Principal Investigator, Human Genome Project.

Details for attending:

Tuesday 14th August

6pm to 8pm (complimentary refreshments served from 5.30pm)

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

(H/T: Sophia McKay, Publicity Manager, Genetics Otago.)

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