Just Read: Guide to being a trans ally – Straight for Equality – PFLAG National

Just Read: Guide to being a trans ally - Straight for Equality - PFLAG National

Continuing my learning journey as part of #KPLantern, I found this to be a handy guide. Read it. I have a few reflections, comments, and additional tips to share based on my ally journey… Continue reading→

Just Read: Improving health care encounters and communication with transgender patients , and what the prize is

Just Read: Improving health care encounters and communication with transgender patients , and what the prize is

Posting some of the reading I’m doing as part of #KPLantern (see: #KPLantern is beginning – Human Centered Insights into Transgender Person Health, to make it better | Ted Eytan, MD). Thanks to project sponsor Arli Christian, JD (@arlichristian) from the National Center of Transgender Equality (@TransEquality) for passing this my way, as a good sponsor does :) . Continue reading→

Just Read: Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.

Just Read: Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.

It is a gift to have this piece of history completed before his death, and it’s worth the read, if you love Washington, DC, or if you love leadership, as this is one of the most impressive leadership stories of the 20th Century. Continue reading→

Just Read: S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.

Just Read: S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.

“Ironically, CBS-WUSA-Channel 9 new anchorman Bruce Johnson told me years later that a lot of the media professionals were going through the same issues that I was going through with drinks, drugs, alcohol and women.” – Marion Barry, in Mayor for Life Continue reading→

Just Read: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood – memoir of a young trans woman

Just Read: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood - memoir of a young trans woman

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More (amazon.com) (Download from your local library if available) There have been a lot of great reviews of this bestseller published, mine is a read from the perspective of a physician, trans* ally, supportive of equitable health care for all. As the title says, this … Continue reading Just Read: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood – memoir of a young trans woman

Just Reading: “Social Innovation” and Social Innovators (people who take no as a question)

Just Reading: "Social Innovation" and Social Innovators (people who take no as a question)

What’s this? As I was preparing to dialogue with my colleagues in the most innovative Kaiser Permanente Labor Management Partnership (@LMPTalk) recently (see: Just Presented: Total Health and Social Innovation, with the Labor Management Partnership | Ted Eytan, MD) I came across this in a popular business magazine, and it so spoke to me that … Continue reading Just Reading: “Social Innovation” and Social Innovators (people who take no as a question)

Just Read: Listening means better patient outcomes

Just Read: Listening means better patient outcomes

Click to enlarge Source: Weiner SJ, Schwartz A, Sharma G, et al. Patient-centered decision making and health care outcomes: an observational study. Ann. Intern. Med. 2013;158(8):573–9. [Accessed November 3, 2014]. In my last post on listening ( see: Just Read: Just 6 more seconds of listening needed to elicit the patient’s agenda | Ted Eytan, … Continue reading Just Read: Listening means better patient outcomes