Rebecca J. Hogue

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…

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…