“To study medicine without books is to sail an uncharted sea. But to study medicine without patients is not to go to sea at all”.
(The Father of Modern Medicine, William Osler (1849-1919).
This quote applies not only to medicine, but to all health and educational disciplines. It’s virtually impossible for any one individual to have seen every possible permutation of clinical presentations to guide you in your work with clients. But, in your discoveries, whether as educators or therapists, you reap riches beyond measure that when shared with others as case studies, spreads this wealth of wisdom and knowledge to the entire iLs family. Everyone learns. Our clients benefit.
It is with this in mind that I ask each of you, clinicians and educators, to submit case studies for our mutual growth and learning. Please send your successes, those that went well, and as importantly, those cases that were challenging, testing your clinical acumen at every turn. How did you meet the challenges and what were your outcomes? What discoveries did you make along the way in combining iLs methodology with your educational and clinical skills that made a significant difference or improved outcome?
And if I may be so bold, please be brave; share what you didn’t know, what you wish you knew and the discoveries you made. Help us all to learn, to grow and to navigate uncharted waters.
Ron B. Minson, MD
Case Study Components
- Completion of the Focus system program
- Well-described clinical observations detailing the client’s condition before and after the intervention
- Description of changes in client’s condition resulting from the Focus program and/or other clinical dimensions to the case that could be instructive for other iLs providers
- Qualitative feedback from client, family member, teacher, or peers
- Videos or photographs, if possible
- Videos and/or photos should demonstrate obvious change in at least one therapeutic objective. This will be best demonstrated with a video/photo from both before and after the program.
- Sound and video quality should be as clear as possible.
- Horizontal orientation for photos and videos is preferable.
- Include an iLs Videotape/Photo Release Form (see below).
If you have any questions, please let us know. We’ve included a Case Study Form below.