National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University


Lecture from Prof. Robert B Leflar


Many thanks for Professor Robert B Leflar from National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (Chiao Tung Campus) for giving us an inspiring talk on May 6.
The topic is Health Care Policy, Law, and Understanding How the World Works.
▶️▶️▶️The following are the feedback of our students👍👍👍
✅First-year Master student, Heidy Camal from Belize 🇧🇿
It was a great honor to have Prof. Robert Leflar enlighten us on the topic of Law and Your Career in the Health Professions. The most important question was “why does law matter” we can observe how social disparities, greatly affect vulnerable populations. He presented to us a comparison of several countries whereby the low-income countries have the highest infant mortality rate and this is due to multifactorial reasons such as access, quality, and affordability of care and treatment within these countries. He also strongly emphasized medical Errors to which he added” Err is human” so what to do when things go wrong? Take responsibility, apologize and explain that future events will be prevented. All his recommendations were very insightful something that is very applicable to our services. This topic was indeed captivating and very informative. I was able to reflect on the implications of laws, and although certain policies will not always be accepted by the general population, furthermore creating a commotion, it is substantial for a leader not to abuse his power or authority. Moreover, these policies should be designed and modified when necessary to address public health concerns. Priorly, I had not yet sat a health policy course, but the way in which Professor Leflar shared his passion for law, makes me enthusiastic to join the course next semester. I am Greatly appreciating National Yang-Ming Chia Tung University for facilitating this opportunity and interacting with knowledgeable professors
✅Third-year PhD student, Arnat Wannasri from Thailand 🇹🇭
The lecture on Health Care Policy, Law, and Understanding How the World Works by Prof. Robert B Leflar started with friendly introduction, which gave us a warm feeling to be ready to enjoy his presentation.
Normally, people may think that if we spend a huge budget on health care, we will receive good health outcomes in return. However, in this lecture, it is evident that the U.S. has spent a lot, but the health outcomes didn’t improve that much. Surprisingly, it’s my first-time hearing that the U.S. is trying to change its health care payment methods. It’s quite interesting indeed.
The most interesting part for me from this lecture was the medical error. In this lecture, we learned about the incidence of medical error in several countries such as the U.S., Japan, and Taiwan. It seemed to be very difficult to do research on this issue as the good data may not be available. Furthermore, las was also involved in this issue as we could use it to improve patient safety and protect health professionals at the same time.