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Primary Care Show 2024



Neurophobia: Fact of Fiction?

16 May 2024
GP Programme 2

It was in 1994, when Dr Ralph Jozefowicz wrote in JAMA:

“A major problem in medical education today is the lack of integration of basic science and clinical information into a cohesive whole. If either of these is taught in a vacuum, the medical student frequently is unable to reason through clinical problems, and this can result in anxiety, dislike, and eventual disinterest in the subject material. ….Students perceive that the neural sciences and clinical neurology are overly complex, and many of these students develop a syndrome that I shall call "neurophobia."

This session will explore how this perceived “neurological condition” can stimulate the creation of more person-centred services. How such services can empower people, who are diagnosed with a neurological condition to share how they are transforming their lives, through lifestyle change, including one remarkable man’s trek to Everest Base Camp, living with Parkinson’s. 

Michael Dixon OBE, Chair, College of Medicine
Nassif Mansour, GPWSI GP with Special Interest (GPSI) in Neurology, Mobility Disorders & Falls and Chair, Person-Centred Neurosciences Society
Alistair Church, GP; Consultant Neurologist, Royal Gwent Hospital and Committee Member, Person-Centred Neurosciences Society
Neil Bindemann, Director, and Committee Member, Person-Centred Neurosciences Society
David Wilkinson, Professor of Psychology and Director, Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy, University of Kent
Krish Nair, Person with Parkinson’s Lived Experience
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