More than half of the world’s population faces long-term restrictions as the new normal to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If a vaccine becomes available, it might be possible to develop herd immunity and protect those who are most vulnerable to serious consequences of COVID-19. The population coverage required to [...]
Never has the health literacy of our population and our institutions been so important. The current COVID-19 crisis brings into sharp relief the consequences of low health literacy in our communities and of our institutions.
Tessa Copp, in collaboration with Professor Jenny Doust (University of Queensland), Associate Professor Jesse Jansen and Professor Kirsten McCaffery, has had her PhD studies on polycystic ovary syndrome featured in an article in The Conversation which was reposted by USyd; Medical Republic; Gizmodo and Foreign Affairs NZ. Tessa's PCOS research was also featured recently on 7News - watch [...]
Professor Michael Paasche-Orlow (Boston University), Innovations in health literacy research. Professor Jo Protheroe (Keele University), Health literacy research in the UK. Professor Richard Osborne (Deakin University), Using health literacy approaches to ensure no-one is left behind: an update [...]
Overdiagnosis is now a health challenge recognised across many nations. Debates about its definition continue, but in short, overdiagnosis happens when health systems routinely diagnose people in ways that do not benefit them or that even do more harm than good, argue Ray Moynihan and colleagues. Australia [...]
Given recent evidence of overdiagnosis and overtreatment of small papillary thyroid cancers (PTCs) and other low-risk cancers, strategies are needed to help patients consider less invasive treatment options. The objective was to determine which factors influence treatment preferences for patients with PTC, and the trade-offs in treatment factors people [...]
Online: 9 -11 September 2020 We are developing an exciting, interactive platform to host a diverse programme of sessions online this September 2020, followed by a dynamic, in-person event planned for April 2021. Healthcare professionals from across the globe with a passion for improving communication will be showcasing current healthcare communication innovations in research, teaching, policy and practice. With [...]
CANCELLED (previously 14-16 September 2020, Oxford, UK) Given circumstances dictated by the current pandemic, we are regrettably no longer able to host Preventing Overdiagnosis 2020 in Oxford and have made the very difficult decision to cancel the face to face event. The good news is there will be something and [...]