In the spirit of Public Q&A, I am sharing a question I received from someone who helps run outreach and support programs for a disease-focused nonprofit: “In your research did you learn about what mode and types of connecting teens preferred? Did any teens express wishes for something online that they couldn’t find in terms of connecting with peers?” Essentially, […]
In the spirit of public Q&A, I’m sharing an intriguing question I received recently from a community colleague. Check out my answer and then add your ideas and suggestions in the comments below. Do you know of any particularly good or interesting services to empower patients in their relationships with doctors, especially ones which involve […]
How do you avoid professional burnout? Two clinician friends of mine recently shared their divergent paths: one is starting a company, the other is taking a sabbatical. Since avoiding extreme, chronic stress is a challenge that I hear about a lot I thought I’d share my advice for each of them and ask for community input. […]
A community colleague recently asked me where he might find the latest numbers on the percentage of U.S. adults who participate in online patient communities. In the spirit of “public Q&A” I’d like to share my answer and ask people to add tips about other resources in the comments. Up until July 2014, I led […]
Here’s a question I received recently: What kinds of indicators tell you if you are going in the right — or wrong — direction in your work? I decided to answer it here, as a public Q&A, because it merits crowd-sourcing.
Kathleen Bogart, PhD, studies how people communicate across disability. I met her through the work I’ve done with the Moebius Syndrome Foundation (and I wrote about her research in 2012: Facial Paralysis, Not Personality Paralysis). She emailed me with a very intriguing question, so I’m sharing it here for discussion: Moebius Syndrome is a highly […]