Helping doctors and patients make sense of health statistics

Thursday, 2017/06/22, 16:00

The main goal of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy is to help people in their struggle to understand and assess the risks they face. Our main focus is on health and medicine. By conducting studies, experiments, and surveys, we investigate people's problems with understanding numbers and find solutions to these. We also offer special training seminars for doctors and journalists, who particularly need to know how to interpret and communicate risks to their patients and the general public. In my talk, I will discuss some of our experimental work as well as some of our collaborations with different health care institutions (e.g., health insurances) to demonstrate how we can help doctors and patients make sense of health statistics

Event organizer: ISPM Bern
Speaker: Dr. Mirjam Jenny, Head Research Scientist, Harding Center for Risk Literacy, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
Date: 2017/06/22
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Locality: Seminarraum 606, Finkenhubelweg 11 (1st Floor)
ISPM Hauptgebäude
Finkenhubelweg 11
3012 Bern
Characteristics: open to the public
free of charge