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Life Altering Skin Disease from the Patient's Perspective
Ticket required for admission, no tuition fee. Ticket holds seat for only 15 minutes after the official start time.
Thursday, August 16
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Amit G. Pandya, MD, FAAD - Handout
- Jackie Gardner
- Judy Jones
- A. Shadi Kourosh, MD - Handout
- Beth Pond - Handout
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Differentiate between the doctor's perspective of life threatening skin disease and the patient perspective.
- Discuss issues important to the patient more effectively, with both the patient and loved ones.
- List the aspects of life threatening skin diseases that are important to a patient.
Professionalism dictates that dermatologists should demonstrate respect, compassion, sensitivity and responsiveness to patient needs. The medical culture emphasizes diagnostic skills and scientific knowledge as paramount but patients also desire empathy and understanding. This is of even more importance for patients with life-altering diseases. This session will present information from a patient’s perspective that a dermatologist may be unaware of in day-to-day practice. The information may be important in improving rapport and compliance, decreasing the no-show rate, improving psychological stress and quality of life of patients and decreasing the risk of being reported to a medical licensing authority or a lawsuit.
|Thursday, August 16|
|3:00 PM||Introduction / Dr. Pandya|
|3:15 PM||Living with a cutaneous lymphoma / Jones|
|3:35 PM||Living with vitiligo / Gardner|
|3:55 PM||Caring for a child with an ectodermal dysplasia / Pond|
|4:15 PM||New advances in connecting patients to advocacy groups / Dr. Kourosh|
|4:35 PM||Questions and answers / All faculty|