Vancouver – Canadian Conference on Medical Education
The Digital One-Way Mirror: Video as a tool to strengthen emotional literacy and clinical interviewing skills in health care professionals
The one-way mirror has been a well-used educational training tool for many years. Video has become another useful iteration of the one-way mirror and can foster a greater understanding of the patient experience by providing a ‘window to the world’ outside of the treatment room. With the technologies and techniques of video editing now readily available to people of any skill level, this medium has great potential as an educational tool within health professional training and healthcare in general. This interactive workshop, which has been piloted at the University of Calgary and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, will include a) a brief history and overview of the current and potential impact of video on healthcare and contemporary society, b) a discussion of the theoretical, ethical and therapeutic implications of filming a patient story, and c) a demonstration of how video can be used as an educational tool to develop emotional literacy and clinical interviewing skills through a live, interactive video editing session of a patient story. Attendees will leave with a new appreciation for the therapeutic and educational value of video as well as a basic understanding of how to create and edit a video with health care professionals using readily available technologies like a Smartphone and laptop.
Mike will be delivering this 2hr workshop as part of the Creating Space V pre-conference workshop.