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
14.00-14.45 Part one: Thinking critically about treatment claims and choices - why and how
15.00-15.45 Part two: Enabling people to think critically about claims and choices