Treat yourself to 3 minutes of Don Berwick’s 2009 speech on patient-centered care, which at a certain point becomes an elegy: Now cheer yourself up with the latest article from the Journal of Participatory Medicine: “The Cancer Supportive Care Model: A Patient-Partnered Paradigm Shift in Health Care Delivery,” by Elias Anaissie and Tara Mink.
Jessie Gruman’s Journal of Participatory Medicine commentary, “Evidence That Engagement Does Make a Difference,” reminded me of a talk delivered by Alice Tolbert Coombs, M.D., last September: As you listen to Dr. Coombs’s chilling story about a man who lost his foot because nobody ever took his sock off to examine it, please review Jessie’s […]
e-Patient Dave’s book, Laugh, Sing, and Eat like a Pig, is out! Mark Graban captures the health geek excitement: The best writers make you feel like you’re spending time with a wise friend — add some tears and laughs and you have Dave’s book. I wasn’t there for his whole journey, so I’m learning new […]
Kevin A. Clauson, Pharm.D. is an associate professor at the College of Pharmacy and adjunct associate professor at the College of Medicine – Biomedical Informatics Program at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He teaches a course on Consumer Health Informatics and Web 2.0 in Healthcare and blogs and conducts research about related topics. […]
Update: National Cancer Policy Forum published a book based on the workshop, A Foundation for Evidence-Based Practice: A Rapid Learning System for Cancer Care, which you can buy, read online for free, or download as a PDF. The discussion portion of this panel was captured in a short video. ___________________ The Institute of Medicine’s recent […]
In politics and in health care, participation matters as much as access. The passion we saw in the political campaigns last year is matched by the passion we see when someone is trying to save a life, find a better treatment, or just manage the health of a loved one. What are you doing in […]