Communicating Risk in Health Information

When Jan 26, 2016 from 09:20 AM to 05:20 PM
Where London
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PIF are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for the 'Communicating Risk in Health Information' event on Tuesday 26 January 2016, to be held in London.

 

Risks and statistics are an essential part of patient information. What is a person’s risk of developing a particular condition in their lifetime, or of having a certain symptom? What is the chance of a treatment or procedure working? What is the risk of getting different side-effects? And can people change these risk factors?

 

However, many patients are unable to comprehend basic statistics, never mind navigate their way through the reams of data that may come with health information comparing treatment options. As information and support professionals, your job is to make sure you can guide patients through the minefield of data and figures to help them feel confident in making their own decisions.

 

This one day event will: look at the challenges many patients experience when trying to understand risk; hear from experts in the field of communicating risk; and share case studies from health information professionals who have addressed this in their work.

 

The event will close with a practical group session that allows delegates to discuss the key challenges they face and how they can apply the findings or recommendations from the presentations in their work.

 

Please get in touch now for more information or to secure your place at: http://www.pifonline.org.uk/pif/?ee=73 or email claire.murray@pifonline.org.uk

 

 

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