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Preparing or deciding in serious illness? Digital solutions for a digital problem

Tavis Apramian, MD, PhD

Award: 2023 Compassion and AI Fellowship

  • advance care planning
  • Primary Care
  • serious illness conversation

Clinician-investigator, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto.

Preparing patients with serious illness for progression of their disease calls for different tools than those used to help patients who are deciding between medical interventions. Tavis will study how family medicine residents and physicians learn in the workplace to support patients as they prepare for declining health. He will explore how digital health technologies create obstacles and opportunities for physicians and patients to engage in serious illness conversation. And Tavis will consider how digital medical education can offer new strategies for fostering meaningful connection between patients with serious illness and their family physicians.