Knowledge as Therapy Rick Matsen Scott Macklin • U.W. Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine • Program for Educational Transformation through Technology.

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Knowledge as Therapy
Rick Matsen
Scott Macklin
• U.W. Orthopaedics and Sports
Medicine
• Program for Educational
Transformation through Technology
Important concepts
• The knowledgeable person will make
informed choices
• Knowledge is best gained at a pace, in a
place and to a depth that is comfortable and
controlled by the person, not the doctor
• The internet can bring knowledge on
demand to the person in their own home.
• Put the controls in the hands of the person.
What Knowledge is Best?
• Knowledge needs to be customized for the
person, avoiding ‘content overload’
• Knowledge needs to be contemporary and
relevant to the person’s needs
• Knowledge needs to be authoritative - “can
we believe it?”
When is knowledge needed?
Our research shows that individuals with
arthritis need information when:
• They are first diagnosed with arthritis
• When a new treatment becomes available
• When they are contemplating surgery
Knowledge about exercise
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Am I doing it right?
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Content and formatting
• Derived from a 12 year partnership with the
Arthritis Foundation
• Especially Arthritis Answers Hotline
• And listening to patients with arthritis
Important concepts
• The knowledgeable person will make
informed choices
• Knowledge is best gained at a pace, in a
place and to a depth that is comfortable and
controlled by the person, not the doctor
• The internet can bring knowledge on
demand to the person in their own home.
• Put the controls in the hands of the person.
Mind, Body, Spirit - connected
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Thanks for a great partnership!

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