5 Question Protocol

The 5 Question Protocol was specifically designed to slow the viewer down, so they can more accurately understand the (medical) issues that are being presented.

This is specifically useful in training doctors to become more aware of their patients and their needs so as to more correctly provide the proper solutions.

After watching this video I immediately saw the utility in building functioning and healthy communities online — here are the 5 questions:

  1. What do you see?
  2. Does it remind you of anything?
  3. What’s the story here?
  4. What information would help you confirm your hypothesis?
  5. What have you learned about yourself as an observer?

By asking these questions more often, clinicians and practitioners can become more aware of their interpretation of a situation and how their interpretation has been informed and/or conditioned by their biases, assumptions, and any of the cognitive shortcuts that can sometimes lead to diagnostic errors.

[Originally published on YEN.FM]