Personalised Medicine Literacy Survey among Healthcare Professionals
Personalised Medicine Survey Literacy Survey among Healthcare Professionals
European researchers have been at the forefront of major scientific discoveries in cancer. The undeniable challenge is how best to translate this knowledge and expertise into Personalised Medicine (PM) approaches that improve outcomes and enhance wellbeing for European patients.
The European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) recognises that an increased knowledge and understanding of PM and its potential among healthcare professionals is a key enabler for its future integration into European health systems.
In order to increase PM literacy, it is necessary first to determine the current state of understanding of PM and the potential knowledge gaps amongst European healthcare professionals. EAPM proposes the development of a two-step strategy in collaboration with EHA, ESMO, EAU, ESTRO etc to measure the current level of PM literacy among members of your organisation. This will underpin a collaborative approach to increase the knowledge base and appreciation of the key benefits and challenges of PM.
The first step in this process is the evaluation of current levels of PM literacy with a focus group of stakeholders that will include:
Learners which are divided into the following categories:
1 Trainees: physicians in education rto become a medical specialist 2 Intermediate: 1 – 4 years of specialist experience 3 Senior: ≥ 4 years of specialist experience.
The questionnaire is divided into 36 close-ended questions and will take around 20-25 minutes to complete. It will remain completely anonymous.
The second step in this process would be the evaluation of current levels of PM literacy through a quantitative structured series of questions which we propose would be the subject of a voting poll.
For questions/comments, please contact Denis Horgan, EAPM Executive Director at email@example.com
The results garnered from this poll will be analysed and prepared for scientific publication and will inform the development of a PM education strategy going forward, leading to the production of an educational toolkit that enhances PM knowledge and contributes to the embedding of PM into European health systems.