Hidden Strengths of Vulnerable Populations – Strength Beyond our Walls – Presentation

Hidden Strengths of Vulnerable Populations - Strength Beyond our Walls - Presentation

Yesterday (also on National Doctor’s Day), I was treated to a refresher dose of Keith McCandless’ (@KeithMcCandless) liberating structures, as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (@RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows event called “Strength Beyond our Walls: Improving Transitions in Care and Empowering Patients Using Technology.” RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows- Strength Beyond our Walls 53170 … Continue reading Hidden Strengths of Vulnerable Populations – Strength Beyond our Walls – Presentation

“Really in the thick of it” – Rosa Parks Collection, Library of Congress

"Really in the thick of it" - Rosa Parks Collection, Library of Congress

Yesterday was National Doctor’s Day, and instead of a free Blackberry case (how 20th Century), I asked instead if I could dart out and see the last day of the public display of the Rosa Parks Collection at the Library of Congress.

The answer was yes (which is the answer to everything), I did, and I took photos, below. Continue reading→

All genders are welcomed and represented: #KPLantern in Vancouver, BC (Part 2)

All genders are welcomed and represented: #KPLantern in Vancouver, BC (Part 2)

This is part 2 of our visit to Vancouver Coastal Health (@VCHHealthcare) to learn about transgender person health and health care as part of the Lantern project. You can read part 1 here: Visiting the Transgender Person Health Program, Vancouver BC #KPLantern. Prior to being a physician, Gail Knudson, MD (@Gail_Knudson), was an educator (and … Continue reading All genders are welcomed and represented: #KPLantern in Vancouver, BC (Part 2)

Visiting the Transgender Person Health Program, Vancouver BC #KPLantern

Visiting the Transgender Person Health Program, Vancouver BC #KPLantern

When the Kaiser Permanente Innovation Consultancy (@KPInnovation) undertakes an insight project, it recruits at least two Kaiser Permanente regions + one external “examplar” site outside of Kaiser Permanente.

In the case of transgender person care, that site is Vancouver Coastal Health [VCH] (@VCHHealthcare) which serves one million BC residents.

As part of my learning of the design thinking technique, I was fortunate to join the team (of myself and Team Lead and Designer Dana Ragouzeos) to complete our field work there. I’m glad we did. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Transgender Health Information Program, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Vancouver, BC

Photo Friday: Transgender Health Information Program, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Vancouver, BC

This week’s photograph was taken at the Transgender Health Information Program Offices, which is a service of Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (@VCHHealthCare), in Vancouver, British Columbia.

This is where we were this week, as part of KP Lantern, the human centered design project we are doing to understand transgender person health and health care. Continue reading→

Getting ready for XX in Health, Assessing my own biases

Getting ready for XX in Health, Assessing my own biases

XXinHealth (@XXinHealth) is happening soon (see: I AM excited to be part of XXinHealth’s sixth annual women’s retreat) and my co-host / guest star, Vivienne Ming (@NeuralTheory) has set up an impressive discussion for us.

I’m not going to lie, I’m a little anxious, as much as I am eager. Great development opportunity!

I am also human, which means I have implicit/unconscious biases that shape my behavior, as do all human beings. I’ve written about this previously, multiple times on this blog (see the full list of posts here, there are many). Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Reflecting Pool, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Reflecting Pool, Washington, DC USA

Back to the nation’s capital :) – This week’s photograph is of the reflecting pool, between the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument, in Washington, DC. Rest of the series below, enjoy. Continue reading→