A loved one recently went over the cancer waterfall and I dove in after him, keeping his head above water long enough to say goodbye to everyone. It was an intense four weeks of caregiving – two in the hospital and two at home, in hospice. I am sharing one segment of our story to […]
Chicken soup for decision-makers
Half of all health searches in the U.S. are done on behalf of someone else. That’s been a core finding of the Pew Research Center’s health portfolio since 2000. We have called information the new chicken soup of the digital age, brought to the bedside by people who want to help. Now, in the social […]
Listening to patients at Medicine 2.0
I wrote a long post on e-patients.net about my one day at Medicine 2.0 on Saturday. Here are a few highlights — people who focused on listening to patients and caregivers: “To learn listen well to impressions voiced by patients first” – Sally Okun of PatientsLikeMe closed her presentation with this poem.