I’m experimenting with a new publishing platform: Medium. I’ll eventually post the entire essay here, but for now I’d love it if you would check out this story — and recommend it to others if you like it! What I learned going down an emergency slide
In a fit of housecleaning last spring, I recycled all my old food-allergy training files since they were 5+ years old. I figured it wouldn’t be very hard to find a good one-pager on the basics of food allergy and anaphylaxis in time for my annual teacher training. Wrong.
– Meredith Gould, aptly summarizing a key discussion point for our upcoming panel, “Communicating the experience of illness in the digital age.” (TMI stands for “too much information.”) We are flipping the panel, posting ideas and sparking conversations in advance so that when we arrive at Stanford Medicine X, the on-stage event will be one more […]
Take a deep breath and then look at this data about HIV in the U.S.: I have seen these numbers before, but never laid out so clearly and so beautifully. Thank you, Jeff Guo of the Washington Post, for breaking my heart. Thank you, because I think we all need our hearts broken anew from […]
Video of my talk in Sweden is now online (skip to minute 7 unless you speak Swedish): It’s a comprehensive summary of my research so far, as well as an argument for listening to patients and caregivers as we move forward into the future. I opened with an example that was inspired by a visit […]
In 2005, I took a call from someone who worked at Planned Parenthood. He wanted the conversation to be off the record, so I didn’t even write down his name, which is a shame because that conversation changed the direction of my career.