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TEPHI - Dealing with Conflicting Health Information

Time limit: 60 days
0.75 credits

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

One

Differentiate between the terms misinformation, malinformation, and disinformation.

Two

Identify why it can be hard to determine which stories are misleading and which are accurate – and why intelligent people sometimes believe inaccurate ideas.

Three

Explain how to gently start a conversation with someone about a confusing health topic.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Welcome to Dealing with Conflicting Health Information!

Health is an important and vast topic, so it’s understandable that individuals hold a variety of beliefs, values and opinions about how to get and stay healthy. This Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute (TEPHI) course will explore various types of conflicting information someone may encounter, from the mostly harmless to the intentionally deceptive; offer a brief understanding of why research seems to contradict itself sometimes; provide several explanations for why humans are primed to believe or ignore certain ideas; and teach methods to start civil conversations about misunderstood health topics.

 

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DEALING WITH CONFLICTING HEALTH INFORMATION

Presented by:

Heather Voorhees, Ph.D, MA, BA

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies at University of Montana

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Target audience

Target audience: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Residents and other healthcare team members.

Learning Objectives

  1. Differentiate between the terms misinformation, malinformation, and disinformation.
  2. Identify why it can be hard to determine which stories are misleading and which are accurate – and why intelligent people sometimes believe inaccurate ideas.
  3. Explain how to gently start a conversation with someone about a confusing health topic.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint providership of the Texas A&M University School of Medicine and the Center for Health Communication at the University of Texas at Austin to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

Texas A&M University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The module titled, “Dealing with Conflicting Health Information” has been designated by the Texas A&M University School of Medicine for .75 hours of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Disclosures:

None of the planners or speakers for this educational activity, have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

You must first complete the internet module AND complete the CME evaluation prior to receiving CME credit.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Requirements for successful completion: To receive contact hours for this continuing education activity, the participant must register, complete the entire course, pass the post-test with 80% or better, and complete and submit the evaluation form. Once successful completion has been verified, a "Certificate of Successful completion" will be awarded for .75 contact hours.

Conflicts of Interest: A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect or impact educational content with which he or she may have a commercial interest or a potentially biasing relationship of a financial nature. All planners and presenters/authors/content reviewers must disclose the presence or absence of a conflict of interest relative to this activity.

The activity's Nurse Planner has determined that no one who has the ability to control the content of this CNE activity planning committee members and presenters/authors/content reviewers has a conflict of interest.

Joint Provider Statement: This CNE activity has been jointly provided by University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing collaboratively with Texas A&M University School of Medicine and Center for Health Communication.


Time to complete this module: 45 minutes

Original release date: 04/02/2024

End date: 04/02/2027

*CME & CNE is not available after the end date

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