YDM in Rural Health – Video Diaries

Dear colleagues,

In April 2015 the WONCA World Rural Health Conference will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The organizing committee has expressed an interest in collaborating with young doctor movement’s (YDM) from all over the world. http://woncarural2015.com/


We have created a project for the conference which consists of making short video diaries of rural practices to show just how diverse this area of medicine is. The videos would be 2-3 minutes in length and follow a template to guide the participants in summarizing their thoughts and ideas (please find it attached below).


Each YDM would choose 3 of the best videos which represent the scope and unique qualities of rural medicine in their corner of the globe - deserts, tundra, islands, mountains, indigenous communities etc. But all videos will be made available to a wide audience. This will allow for a better understanding of world rural medicine and enable an interesting workshop/discussion to take place. Hopefully the discussion can continue long after the conference.


This idea can help us gain a better understanding of the different challenges our colleagues face in a wide spectre of rural medicine settings around the world. It would also allow participation in the congress from doctors not able to come to Dubrovnik.


We will create a YouTube playlist and your respective YDM will give you the information on how to submit your video. The link to the playlist is: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYWHOeLzTKE23_QmwxJA4pDRhzBu01XGn


We hope that you will join us in this exciting project and connect with rural medicine!


Guiding Template for Rural Health Video Diary


Please use the following questions to help summarize your thought and ideas.
1. Show us your doctors’ office and the surroundings where you work.
2. Your name, location, number of people in your care and the distance to the nearest hospital
3. How and why did you start working there?
4. What do you enjoy most about your day?
5. What is the most difficult part of your day?
6. How do your patients come to your office (vehicle, helicopter, walk, donkey…)?
7. What are the unique challenges you face in the area (medical problems, supplies, wilderness…)?
8. What do you do for fun/in your free time?
9. Would you recommend working in rural medicine to a colleague? If yes, why? If no, why?


If you have any questions or ideas please contact Veronika Rasic at ver.rasic@gmail.com



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