Social prescribing: transforming doctor-patient relationship (International Webinar Series Lecture-IV)

Fourth lecture in the International Webinar Series initiated by UGC-HRDC, University of Kashmir last month will be delivered by Dr. Tasaduq Hussain Mir of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Centre, Dallas, USA on July 28th (Tuesday) at 10 a.m. (IST) on a very interesting and important topic, "Social Prescribing: Transforming doctor-patient relationship".

You are cordially invited to join the Zoom meeting using the link/info shown below. No prior registration is required for the same:
Meeting ID: 991 5329 0395
Passcode: 991216
About the topic:
Social prescribing is a relatively new holistic approach to wellness in which primary care physicians and patients utilize community resources to manage patient needs. Social prescribing is also described as a way of addressing the ‘non-medical’ needs of patients (e.g. loneliness, debt, and housing problems) that can affect people’s health and well-being. Social prescribing originally operated in deprived areas, managing populations suffering complex physical and mental health problems, financial difficulties, social and emotional problems, substance abuse, and chaotic lifestyles. These populations often needed social alongside medical solutions. Recently social prescribing principles have been increasingly applied to older populations, with a view to addressing loneliness, improving physical activity levels, and mental wellbeing. Generally, program is aimed at addressing the social determinants of health, supporting patients with non-clinical root causes of poor health, and/or preventing disease.

Biography of the Speaker:

Tasaduq Hussain Mir, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Chief of the adult inpatient medicine service at Parkland Hospital. He specializes in family medicine. 

Born and raised in India, Dr. Mir earned his medical degree at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Shiraz, Iran. He completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and received advanced training in academic medicine through a fellowship at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. 

Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Mir joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2012. He holds additional certifications in integrative medicine, addiction medicine, and advanced cardiovascular life support. 

Dr. Mir’s academic interests include conflict in clinical practice, long-distance parenting, chronic diseases, behavioral health, complementary and alternative medicine, and hospital medicine.

He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, among other professional organizations.

  • Event Date: 28-Jul-2020
  • Venue: UGC-HRDC, University of Kashmir
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