Scott Gavura: Why we Make Bad Health Care Decisions

Skeptic North‘s own Scott Gavura will be giving a talk this Friday. Here are the details:

Date: Friday, May 28, 2010
Time:
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location:
Centre for Inquiry Ontario, 216 Beverley Street (Just South of College and St. George Street)

Despite the dramatic improvements in the extent and quality of our lives, largely owing to modern medicine, our current health care system has fostered a backlash, manifested in part by the emergence of non-science-based “alternative” health care practices . This trend has driven a need for dialogue on how best we should balance evidence-based decisions against demands for consumer choice – regardless of the science. In this presentation, Scott Gavura will discuss how health care decision-making differs from all other goods and services, and how this impacts on the choices we make, both as individuals, and in aggregate. Through an interactive discussion, he will facilitate a dialogue on the opportunities for science advocates to effect positive change in health at the patient- and population-level.

$5, $4 for students, FREE for CFI Members.

See the Facebook Event for this talk.

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UPDATE - the full video of this talk is below:

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  • Kim Hebert

    Kim Hébert is an occupational therapist. She is interested in the promotion of science and reason, particularly regarding therapeutic health interventions. She blogs occasionally about occupational therapy and other health topics at Science-Based Therapy. Her hobbies are art and astronomy. **All views expressed by Kim are her personal views alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of current or former employers, associations, or other affiliations. All information is provided for discussion purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for consultation with a licensed and accredited health professional.