GP Journal Club: Sunday 17 January 2021, 19:00 (GMT)
Changing media depictions of remote consulting in COVID-19: analysis of UK newspapers
Co-chair: Ben Bowers (@Ben_Bowers__)
NIHR School for Primary Care Research PhD student, Queen's Nurse and Community Palliative Care Nurse
After gaining extensive experience in community nursing, Ben specialised in palliative and end of life care. He has held the title of Queen’s Nurse since 2009 in recognition of his ongoing commitment to patient-centered care and evidence-based practice.
Ben is currently completing his NIHR School for Primary Care Research PhD studentship at the University of Cambridge. His PhD is investigating end of life anticipatory prescribing (Just in Case drugs) practice and patient, family caregiver and healthcare professionals’ perspectives of this care.
Please read this article before the tweet chat:
- The methods relied on analysing national newspaper articles. Do members of the public primarily source news and opinions from newspapers now?
- What does the paper tell us about the influence of newspapers on patient narratives?
- Does the more recent narrative of remote consultations being a ‘trade-off’, exacerbating inequalities or impeding therapeutic relationships, match with your experiences?
- Do you agree with the authors’ suggestions: ‘There is an urgent need to restore public trust in general practice in general and remote consulting in particular’?