Rebecca J. Hogue

A new perspective on Stanford’s ANES MOOCs #medx

I had known for months that my friend Anne Marie was coming to Stanford for something. We met at the Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME) in Ottawa last April. We exchanged pleasantries over Twitter and planned to meet up for dinner after her lecture. Since her and her husband were going to be in…

My Quantified Self #medx

The final topic for the Patient Engagement Design course I’ve been taking is the quantified self. I kind of wish this topic came up a lot sooner in the course. The activity that is suggested is one that I already do (tracking some aspect of my life), but could have had more impact if it…

Prescribing eLearning is condensing, not engaging #medx

This week in Patient Engagement Design, we saw an engaged patient Britt Johnson (@hurtblogger – great job!) talk about the importance of doctors working with patients rather than talking to or about them … then we saw a video that was all about doctors ‘prescribing’ an eLearning module to patients, with the goal of patient compliance. Is it just…

Participatory Research – what it’s really about #medx

“the key element of participatory research lies not in the methods but in the attitudes of researchers, which in turn determine how, by and for whom research is conceptualized” (Cornwall & Jewkes, 1995, p. 1667). This week in the MedX course Patient Engagement Design, we are talking about participatory research – or at least that…

The neuroscience of engagement – my chemo/exercise Ulysses contract #medx

This weeks presentation in the Patient Engagement course was on the neuroscience of patient engagement. I really liked how the presenter – David Eagleman provided a concrete tool to support patient engagement. Through this course, I’m learning that for at some people, patient engagement equals patient compliance – that is, patient engagement is being equated with patients…

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…