Rebecca J. Hogue

Starting with the wrong school of psychology – why patient engagement shouldn’t begin with behaviourist theories – #medx

This week’s topic for discussion on the Patient Engagement Design MOOC began with a presentation by a patient that discussed that from a patient perspective, that level of engagement varies. I really liked how Dana Lewis (the patient) used Maslov’s hierarchy of needs as a way to present patient needs. When an issue is life…

Patient engagement – what type of problem is it? #medx

In looking at the topics for the Patient Engagement Design course, one sees patient engagement as a design problem, a cognitive psychology problem (study of motivation more specifically), a behaviour change problem, and a measurement problem. However, that isn’t how I see patient engagement. Upon reflecting on it, I immediately saw it as an education problem…

My thoughts on patient engagement definitions – #medx

I’ve been thinking about how I will be blogging as I work through the Patient Engagement Design MOOC. I’ll be posting on this blog my general comments on the MOOC, and my feedback on the MOOC itself as I progress through it. I will be blogging at http://bcbecky.com my specific experience as a patient that is undergoing…

Is it time to stop calling cMOOCs MOOCs?

OK, so this post may already be late – as I noticed in a post by Maha Bali today that she referred to rhizo14 not as a cMOOC but rather as a ‘connected course’. This morning, before seeing her post I had jotted down a ‘note to self’ regarding this post, commenting that perhaps it…

Helping grad students succeed #rhizo #ccontect

In the #rhizo community, a struggling masters student asked for some help today. Now my life has been a little crazy lately, and I have hardly spend time focusing on things that were non-essential to either my survival (I am a breast cancer warrior) or just getting my academic and professional lives back on track. But…

Pondering the PhD

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, one of my first decisions was to put my PhD on hold. I had the opportunity to take a one year (maybe longer) leave of absence in the program (that is, to stop the clock). This was a pretty clear decision as my data collection was not complete, and…