Professor Jason Last, MD, is University Dean of Students at University College Dublin in Ireland. Building on his experience as a practicing physician, Last has led and participated in many graduate medical education initiatives and programs. This includes work in patient education and advocacy.
In this podcast, Professor Last talks with Helen Osborne about:
- The value of learning about patients’ experiences of illness.
- How the patient’s perspective can help trainees and professionals regain their sense of empathy that might have gotten lost.
- Examples and suggestions about ways we all can invite patients to be our partners in education, research, and governance.
More Ways to Learn:
- IPPOSI, Citizens’ Jury on Health Information. At https://www.ipposi.ie/our-work/policy/health-information/citizens-jury/
- The Blood Project: Bringing Blood to Life. At https://www.thebloodproject.com
- Health Literacy Out Loud #186, “The Family’s Voice in Practice, Research, and Foundations.” A podcast interview with Sharon Cray. At https://www.healthliteracyoutloud.com/2019/05/01/the-familys-voice-in-practice-research-and-foundations-hlol-186/
- Health Literacy Out Loud #211, “Patient Authors of Research Studies.” A podcast interview with Professor Karen Wooley and Thomas Gegeny. At https://www.healthliteracyoutloud.com/2021/05/01/patient-authors-of-research-studies-hlol-211/
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Especially relevant to this podcast is the chapter, “You: Empathy and Humanity.”