We will ALL be patients one day.
When it’s our turn, when we are horizontal, in our most vulnerable state, will people:
- Call us by our correct name?
- Find out who we are and why we are important to ourselves, our families, our community, society?
- Do the right things to our bodies, in the most gentle way possible?
- Heal us?
There’s a far greater likelihood that they will do all of these things if they have the information needed to bring their compassion. Continue reading→
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
This week I got to go see a screening of DogParks & CoffeeShops: Diversity Seeking in Changing Neighborhoods on the invitation of Professor Sonya Grier, on the campus of American University, at the Metro Policy Center (@MPC_AU) which addressed a ton of interests of mine all in one. Continue reading→
#HITBriefing dentists use EHR’s too #oralhealth I didn’t know what I would learn at the HIT Briefing yesterday in Washington, DC sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (@RWJF) and supported by the Office of the National Coordinator (@ONC_HealthIT) and it wasn’t what I thought, thanks to social media commentary on the photos I took/posted. I … Continue reading Photos from HIT Briefing – Reminder about Oral Health and Transgender Person Health
Anyone who has ever learned about Project Echo (@ProjectEcho) is familiar with this iconic slide – it shows the creation and support of knowledge networks among clinicians to build capacity for our health care system. Thanks to the blog-wayback machine, I traced my first encounter with Sanjeev Arora, MD, and Project Echo to October, 2009 (!), in … Continue reading Networks matter: Project ECHO at Permanente Executive Leadership Summit
What does ‘sustainable’ mean. View on Flickr.com One that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Requires the reconciliation of economic, environmental and social demands – the ‘three pillars’ of sustainability of ‘the triple bottom line’ This is the best question – which … Continue reading CleanMed Europe LastDay: “Sustainable health system” definition : different here
Day 2 was about changing models of care to support a more sustainable health care system, and the voice of the patient was heard, in the form of Andy Williamson (@BigBuzzard) Innovation Conference, Technology Conference, or Population Health conference? Yes. Today’s discussion was a lot less about carbon and more about new models of care, … Continue reading CleanMed Europe Day2: Innovation, Technology, or Population Health, and PatientsIncluded