Critical Thinking in Health Care 06 September

Can you nail false claims of good effects of medical treatment?

Some claims of good effects of medical interventions may be wrong and even harm the patient. Other claims deliberately mislead us to serve interests other than the wellbeing of patients.

Are you able – or trained - to judge which claims to trust and which to reject?

Learn more on making informed health choices!

How can we improve the ability of non-health professionals to assess claims about treatment effects? Can we introduce critical thinking about health choices in primary or secondary school? What effects will it have?

For health professionals, it is important to learn how to assess the avalanche of claims on effects of medical treatment or other medical interventions. This skill is also increasingly needed for lay people.

Join this seminar to learn more about critical thinking and key concepts for making informed health choices!

Professor Atle Fretheim, research director Andy D. Oxman and senior adviser Sarah Rosenbaum from The Norwegian Institute of Public Health will give introduction to the topic and share exiting new knowledge on efficient methods to help children make informed health choises.

The seminar is a part of the 50-year anniversary celebration of UiT The arctic university. It is mainly tailored for students in health sciences, but all are welcome!

Please use the button on the right for registration (also necessary for students that have the seminar in the timetable).


Program 06 September

Atle Fretheim (chair), Andy Oxman, and Sarah Rosenbaum

14.00-14.45 Part one: Thinking critically about treatment claims and choices - why and how

  • Introduction - why and when should we shift from fast thinking to slow thinking
  • Present a few claims and ask audience if they are BS or trustworthy
  • Present a few choices and ask audience to choose yes or no
  • Why and when it is important to go from fast to slow thinking
  • Key Concepts - criteria for thinking critically about treatment claims and choices
  • Buzz session + large group discussion: Were you taught to think critically about claims and choices
    • a) in primary school
    • b) in secondary school
    • c) in university? If so how and what types of claims and choices? What sorts of criteria were you taught?
  • Present and discuss the IHC Key Concepts

14.45-15.00 Break

15.00-15.45 Part two: Enabling people to think critically about claims and choices

  • User-centred design of learning resources
  • Why and how
  • Buzz session: brainstorming ideas for teaching critical thinking to health professionals
  • Teaching children to think critically about health claims and choices
  • Presentation of the Informed Health Choices project with discussion
  • Other types of decisions (in medicine and across other disciplines for other types of interventions)
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Når: 06. september 2018 kl. 14.00–15.45
Hvor: Auditorium Cerebrum (MH2 U.08.316)
Studiested: Tromsø
Målgruppe: studenter, inviterte
Kontakt: Cathrine Brynjulfsen

Frist: 06.09.2018
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