McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

A translational view of:
The Fifth Horseman — Social Inequity, Health and Health Care

  • Seminar Information

  • Code Red overview
    with Neil Johnston
  • Clinicians perspective
    with Dr. Dale Guenter

Demystifying Medicine Seminar Information

Date:

Monday, November 19, 2012

Speakers:

  • Neil Johnston, Assistant Professor (Part-time), Department of Medicine Founder and Director, Ontario Physician Human Resources Data Centre
  • Dr. Dale Guenter, Associate Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Co-Director, McMaster Family Practice Chair; Board of Directors, Hamilton Shelter Health Network

Description:

This seminar will tell the story of the Hamilton Spectator Code Red series and its demonstration of wide variation in health between Hamilton neighbourhoods, video-taped interviews will elicit the experiences of patients and their families and the seminar will end with a presentation designed to impart understanding of the impact that social factors have on the practice of clinical medicine.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the relation of social inequity to health status and consumption of health services
  • To appreciate the magnitude of differences in health status between neighborhoods in a single urban community (Hamilton, Canada)
  • To appreciate the inappropriateness of the health care system care for people living in critical social circumstances
  • To understand the impact that social factors have on the practice of clinical medicine

Contact Info:

Dr. Kjetil Ask
Email: askkj@mcmaster.ca

Sara Sellers
Email: sellers@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext. 76706

Code Red overview — Neil Johnston

Clinicians perspective — Dr. Dale Guenter