People’s experiences of health care delivery

Researchers from SDHI, collaborating with researchers from the University of Aberdeen, have reviewed studies of people’s experiences of health care delivery and developed a conceptual map to help policy makers, service providers and researchers consider what matters to patients. The conceptual map draws attention to the ways health services enable people (or not) in important capability domains. It highlights the importance of services responding appropriately to people as individuals.

SDHI supports Social Science Teaching in Medicine

SDHI is delighted to announce its support for a one-day workshop on sociology teaching in medicine on 10th February 2012. The workshop, entitled ‘Sociology Teaching in Medical Education: Current State of the Art and Future Directions’ is hosted by the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee in collaboration with BeSST in Medicine and SDHI. The workshop will take place between 10am to 4pm at the University of Dundee, School of Medicine.

The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for discussion and debate to:

Share ideas for practice – ‘state of the art’ approaches and the essential curriculum

Explore the role social science plays in training doctors and how this work serves the needs of patients

Examine how responsibilities for social science are orchestrated within medical schools

Explore the challenges facing social sciences within medical education

Explore opportunities and approaches to address these challenges*

The registration for the workshop is free. As places are limited, people are encouraged to register by 30th January 2012. Please contact Dr Alex Greene at a.c.greene for registration details and further information. If you wish to know more about BeSST, please get in touch with Janine Carroll, BeSST secretary at j.l.carroll