Thomas Goetz Keynotes - The keynotes by Thomas Goetz bring to light an overlooked solution to many of the problems now...
He believes that individuals have the capacity to make more sound decisions when it comes to their health. What needs to change, however, is the type of information doctors and physicians are giving their patients; information should not serve as informative for patients, it has to lead them to make better decisions about their health.
A study done by a group of dentists in Connecticut found that the variable most likely to affect whether or not patients start flossing and brushing more regularly was not a fear of what would happen, but the belief that they could actually stick to a new regimen. Patients must have access to their medical data, test or lab results, not as a means to frighten them, but as motivation to adopt a healthy lifestyle.