UMSurabaya held a Visiting Professor and collaborative discussion with a Professor of Amsterdam University Medical Centre.

  • Di Publikasikan Pada: 23 Aug 2023
  • Oleh: Admin

In a thought-provoking and informative event, UMSurabaya welcomed a professor from Amsterdam University Medical Center, Prof. Dirk. T. Ubbink, MD., Ph.D., to delve into the vital topic of "Evidence-Based Practice and Shared Decision-Making for Healthcare Professionals."

The lecture commenced with an exploration of evidence-based practice, emphasizing its pivotal role in ensuring that healthcare decisions are guided by the most up-to-date and scientifically sound research. Prof. Ubbink elaborated on the process of critically appraising medical literature and integrating valid research findings into clinical decision-making. This evidence-driven approach not only enhances patient outcomes but also contributes to the overall advancement of healthcare standards.

Moving forward, the lecture delved into shared decision-making, an increasingly recognized approach in modern healthcare. Prof. Ubbink underscored the importance of collaborative patient-provider partnerships in making informed medical choices. He emphasized that engaging patients in the decision-making process not only respects their autonomy but also leads to more patient-centered care. By involving patients in discussions about potential treatment options, risks, and benefits, healthcare professionals can facilitate decisions that align with patients' values and preferences.

During the interactive session, attendees had the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with Prof. Ubbink, raising thought-provoking questions and discussing real-world scenarios. The audience included a diverse group of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, researchers, and students, all eager to gain insights into enhancing patient care through evidence-based practice and shared decision-making.

"UMSurabaya is dedicated to providing our students and healthcare professionals with access to global experts who can expand their perspectives. Prof. Ubbink's lecture was both enlightening and thought-stirring, reinforcing the significance of incorporating evidence-based practices and patient preferences in the healthcare journey," said Pramudana Ihsan, Head of International Office and Partnership UMSurabaya.

Furthermore, the collaborative discussion agenda with Prof. Ubbink as the representative of Amsterdam University Medical Center continued after the guest lecture event was over. This collaborative discussion was attended by several faculty deans and the discussion went smoothly. Prof. Ubbink hopes to realize various other collaborations in the future with UMSurabaya.