Ethics Grand Rounds: Communicating about Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis: Influence of Norms, Evidence, and Stories

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Most American women are not aware that routine mammograms can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer. Dr. Gollust presents findings from a 2019 survey assessing women's attitudes about breast cancer screening and their response to various messages about the potential for overdiagnosis. She will discuss the ethical, political, and communication challenges related to balancing competing evidence-based recommendations amid a complex, politically-charged information environment.

Prof. Gollust is an Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health where she examines how to effectively communicate public health issues to the public and policymakers. Prof. Gollust is also an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Bioethics.

This is an event of the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA) hosted by the Center for Bioethics and created in partnership by the following University of Minnesota units: the Masonic Cancer Center, the Division of Health Policy & Management in the School of Public Health, the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication, and the Women's Health Research Program

The Center for Bioethics' Ethics Grand Rounds feature noted local, national, and international bioethics scholars who lecture on a wide variety of ethical issues in health care and the life sciences. The lectures are held monthly over the noon hour during the academic year on the East Bank campus of the Unversity of Minnesota. Lectures are free and open to the public.
This event is eligible for Interprofessional Education (IPE) creditThis means that Ethics Grand Rounds sessions offer a valuable interprofessional learning experience that has been carefully designed to provide you with a unique opportunity to expand upon your skills and knowledge in preparation for your future as collaborative health professional. Inclusion in the 1Health interprofessional education curriculum also means that upon participation in and successful completion of an Ethics Grand Rounds session, a record demonstrating your involvement in this experience will be added to your personal "1Health IPE Transcript" which can be accessed via the1Health Database.

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Event date: 
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm