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YQSR seminar- Doing less in healthcare: the challenges of recognizing and t...

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Sovereign Lecture Theatre

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Lane

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The Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group continues its programme of seminars:

The talk will be followed by refreshments.

Doing less in healthcare: the challenges of recognizing and tackling overuse.

Professor Natalie Armstrong, Professor of Healthcare and Improvement Research & Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellow, SAPPHIRE Group, University of Leicester


Abstract

Overuse of healthcare interventions and the harms of ‘too much medicine’ are increasingly being discussed as significant problems in contemporary healthcare with arguments being made for a move towards less medicine and avoiding medicalisation. Much research in clinical contexts has addressed issues of defining and intervening to address overdiagnosis and overtreatment. But little attention has been paid to the complexities of ‘not doing’ in medicine, including how this is understood and talked about by those providing and commissioning healthcare, and by patients themselves. This talk will consider some of the challenges involved in seeking to tackle overuse, arguing that even when professionals and patients may wish to do less rather than more, the system within which care is delivered and received can make this challenging to achieve.


Biography

A medical sociologist by background, Natalie’s work uses sociological ideas and methods to understand health and illness and to tackle problems in the delivery of high-quality healthcare. Natalie’s work covers a number of healthcare topics, although she has a long-standing special interest in women’s and children’s health and in preventative healthcare. While originally trained in sociology departments, Natalie has worked ever since in health sciences environments and is committed to applied research and the practical impact of social science learning within healthcare and healthcare improvement. In 2017 Natalie was awarded a Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellowship, which she is using to apply social science theory to the topic of overdiagnosis and overtreatment within the UK health system, and how this can be balanced with efforts to prevent under-treatment.


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Where in the hospital is the Sovereign Lecture Theatre? Please click here for the hospital site map

What are my parking options at the seminar? Pay and display visitor parking is available at the hospital, please click here for details. Alternatively, there is limited free on-road parking within a short walk of the hospital site.

Who should I contact with questions about this event? Please contact the seminar organiser Ruth Baxter (Ruth.baxter@bthft.nhs.uk)

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