Aliya Syahreni Prihartadi
Public Health | Assessing Risks & Trade-offs
Europe | UNITED KINGDOM
Conveying and assessing risks is central to my role. A big part of my job is to explain diseases, its progression and its wider management to increase quality of life. We have to help people make informed decisions for their own health however with each decision there are always risks and benefits whether it be starting a medication or choosing an invasive intervention. It's very common for people to misunderstand what doctors say due to medical jargons as many of the terminologies are foreign to non-health professionals. To help them make informed decisions, the UK healthcare system, for invasive interventions or high risk medications, provide leaflets with clear jargon-free information regarding the risks and benefits.