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News & Events | Articles | May 12, 2016

Embodying Hope: MS Patients and the CCSVI Procedure – Preliminary Analysis

Jenny Kelly
Research Associate, W21C

May 12, 2016
12:00 - 12:50 pm
W21C Multi-Purpose Room
GD01, Ground Floor, TRW Building
3280 Hospital Drive NW

This session was recorded, you may access it here: https://connectmeeting.ucalgary.ca/p5wbszi2sb7/

Presentation Summary:

Patients with degenerative conditions have traveled abroad to access controversial medical treatments in hopes of slowing or mitigating the progression of their disease. Many have referred to these patients as being duped by transnational medical tourist organizations who are believed to provide patients with false hope. Little research, however, had examined the patients’ experience and rationality in exploring and having a controversial medical treatment. In this presentation, we will discuss preliminary steps of analyzing interviews with multiple sclerosis patients as they discuss their rationality in seeking treatment for their MS with the controversial medical procedure chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI).

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe patient experiences.

2. Outline the basis of analyzing qualitative data.

3. Discuss how patient experiences could be incorporated into the work being conducted at W21C.

The W21C Journal Club+ is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.