Quality of life and symptom assessment in healthcare: making patient centred care a reality?

Leonard Deacon Lecture Theatre Medical School
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Medical and Dental Sciences
Wednesday 7th June 2017 (16:30-17:30)
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Professor Melanie Calvert

College of Medical and Dental Sciences - Inaugural Lecture Series

We are delighted to present the inaugural lecture of Professor Melanie Calvert, Professor of Outcomes Methodology and Director Centre for Patient Reported Outcomes Research in the Institute of Applied Health Research

Lecture details

The effects of treatments on important patient centred outcomes, such as pain, anxiety, mobility, and health-related quality of life are increasingly assessed, both in medical research and routine clinical care.

This information, provided directly by patients, using patient reported outcome measures, can provide valuable evidence to inform clinical decisions, clinical guidelines and health policy. This evidence is particularly useful if treatments have similar survival benefits, but are associated with different side-effects that might reduce a patient's wellbeing. If collected, analysed, and reported appropriately, use of these data can ensure that the patient voice is at the heart of health care.

In this lecture Professor Calvert will draw on her personal experiences, and emerging UK and international evidence to explore the challenges and benefits of quality of life assessment in healthcare as she considers how this information can help make patient centred care a reality. 

This lecture is open to all.