Patient Community Meeting and Pre-Conference Seminar@HELP
on Saturday, 20th August, 2011 at 11.30a.m.
Sourcing Information the
Communicating Information to the Patient- The
Bridging the gap between information technology and information therapy
Support groups and their Role in Coping
Dr. Shaivi Desai is a physiotherapist from
Abstract: The doctor-patient relationship puts the doctor in a position on power because of the gross information imbalance, but disseminating information works in bringing the patient to a level where he takes responsibility for his health himself. In today's scenario the patient relies on his faith in the doctor (and God) and feels helpless because he is ignorant. This is a pity especially since there are a lot of sources available and accessible, but the patient is unaware and hence does not make use of it. With the spread of computers it has become much easier to spread awareness and educate the patient. But while the internet is a boon for disseminating information, not all the material available online is reliable. One must learn to sieve the required information from the abundant sources available.
Dr.Amar Udare graduated from the Seth G.S.Medical and
Dr.Manasi Soni, a physiotherapist from
Health Care’ which he presented at a conference in Asia Pacific, Panchgani,
Besides studies, Soumil has also participated in various extra-curricular activities. He was
part of a delegation from
youth. He was the English Editor for the annual college magazine, Gosumag, in 2010. He
has secured distinctions in both, the HSC as well as the SSC examinations conducted by
the Maharashtra State Board, which he gave from D. G. Ruparel College & Our Lady of
National Talent Search scholarship sponsored by the Government of India. He enjoys reading both fiction and non-fiction works and his favourite authors are Stephen King & Isaac Asimov. He also writes poems, songs and short stories as a hobby.