Psychiatry, Mental health, Addictions
Specialist Program in Health and Disease, University of Toronto, Class of 2015
Determining the Needs of Epilepsy Patients and Healthcare Providers in Ketogenic Dietary Therapy.
Following recent technological advancements, the Canadian healthcare system has been supporting the shift towards decentralized, community and home based delivery of healthcare. This shift is mainly motivated by increasing demands and pressures on the existing system that is thought by many to be unsustainable. Optimization of Ketogenic diet delivery outside of the hospital setting would be a move in the right direction by ultimately making the dietary therapy more affordable, accessible and more efficient.
Once we have gathered all of the information from the literature, the national survey, and our interviews, we will research and identify appropriate design thinking tools that we can use to ideate multiple solutions. From there, we will narrow down our list of solutions based on feasibility and input from stakeholders. Finally, a feasibility report, implementation report and prototype (time and resource permitting) will be generated for the selected solution. We anticipate that the solutions suggested may range from a policy change to a business plan for more affordable and convenient food delivery as outlined below.