Amplifying the Voice of the Patient through Patient-Centered Clinician Education
Track: Full Session (30 minutes)
Patients are uniquely qualified to recount the burdens and unmet needs in managing their disease. This session examines best practices in the integration of the patient perspective and continuing education for clinicians, from design through final evaluation. Using a problem-based learning approach participants will engage in real-world cases that explore patient-centered continuing education for clinicians in the areas of psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and headache. The session will explore how to focus the curriculum on patient-centered care, patient engagement, and patient-provider shared decision making. The methodology of patient involvement in the planning process—the formation of a curriculum development team with patient inclusion, which uses patient stories to drive the content and invites patients to review the content—will be shared and discussed. The session will also feature examples of patient participation in live events and enduring activities, including an interview of the patient by the clinical expert and a TED Talk-style presentation by the patient. The session will wrap up with five suggestions for improving clinical outcomes through patient-centered education.