A leading American medical academic will speak at a free public lecture this week about training tomorrow's doctors to focus more on patient-centred care.
Dr Keith Lindor from the esteemed Mayo Clinic‟s College of Medicine in the United States will deliver the lecture 'Innovations in Medical Education in the 21st Century', at the University of Newcastle‟s David Maddison Lecture.
University of Newcastle Pro Vice-Chancellor Faculty of Health, Professor Nick Talley, said the 2011 lecture would explore trends in medical education in the United States that are relevant to doctor training in Australia.
“Patient-centred care encourages doctors to take a more holistic approach to health care, to look at the available health infrastructure, the patient‟s social situation and personal attributes, when considering care options.
“It is innovative, forward thinking approaches such as these that doctors in training across the world need to build into their practices to provide the best care for patients.”
The David Maddison Lecture commemorates University of Newcastle Medical School Foundation Dean, Professor David Maddison. The lecture will also be screened at UNE.
Dr Keith Lindor is the Dean of the Mayo Medical School and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota.
The University of Newcastle David Maddison Lecture will be held at the Royal Newcastle Centre Lecture Theatre, John Hunter Hospital, on Thursday 30 June from 6pm to 8pm.
For interviews with Professor Talley contact University of Newcastle Media and PR officer Leonie Brann on 02 4921 6856 or 0448 898 813.