An Educational Partnership between Family Medicine and Pediatric Radiology.
Image Gently Family-Friendly Campaign
Medical imaging is widely used in the diagnosis and management of many medical conditions. Imaging often utilizes radiation, and this exposure raises questions and concerns from patients and providers alike. When considering medical options, providers need to clearly explain potential risks and benefits, critically appraise the available literature for evidence-based recommendations, positively influence their healthcare team’s actions and share the informed decision-making process with their patient and family.
This innovative module utilizes radiation protection in children as a framework to emphasize:
- layperson terminology as a crucial bridge to close the health literacy gap,
- clinical decision support and critical appraisal skills to encourage evidence-based practice,
- motivational interviewing to empower learner-directed change with patients and colleagues,
- and shared decision-making to promote respectful healthcare.
The Image Gently Family-Friendly Campaign module is a free interactive learning experience, built by an interprofessional, interdisciplinary team made up of Family Medicine and Pediatric Radiology physicians, radiology technologists, medical physicists, health professions educators and medical students.
The module was ideally designed for medical students in their Family Medicine clerkship. It would also fit well within a Pediatrics clerkship or a Radiology rotation. However, we expect that it could be beneficial for residents and attending physicians, alike. We anticipate it will take one hour to complete the course.