JoPM

 

JoPM, key people

Recently in JoPM: Jessie Gruman tribute, book review on asthma

We don’t tell you often enough here of new pieces in JoPM, our Journal of Participatory Medicine. Of course you can subscribe to the journal on their site, but I hope to specifically point things out here. (See also our past posts in the JoPM category.) Here are two recent ones: A Tribute to Jessie Gruman, […]

Read More
JoPM, key people

Jessie Christine Gruman, 1953-2014

I’m saddened (really saddened, as I write this) to report that one of the titans of our movement, Jessie Gruman, died unexpectedly yesterday at home in New York. She had long been sick, but the demise was sudden. In addition to the mountain of work she produced as founder of the Center for Advancing Health (CFAH), […]

Read More
JoPM, medical records, PM Tech, policy issues

New in JoPM: “I No Longer Have to Go to See the Doctor:” How the Patient Portal is Changing Medical Practice

SPM co-founder Charlie Smith (Charles W. Smith, MD) was “Doc Tom” Ferguson’s own physician, and currently serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of our Journal of Participatory Medicine. He’s just published a brief but important editorial in the journal. It begins (emphasis added): “Not long ago, the only options my patients had for communicating with me were to come […]

Read More
e-pts resources, found on the net, JoPM

Making Sense of “Patient-Centered Care”

The Journal of Participatory Medicine received a nice recommendation from Paul Levy, former CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in his blogpost on where to find reliable information about patient-centered medicine. Levy also recommends a new non-profit site called uPrevent, which translates research findings into actionable information for patients. Read the post at http://www.golocalprov.com/health/paul-levy-how-to-become-a-more-informed-patient/.

Read More
e-pts resources, found on the net, JoPM

JoPM: “Making Every Second Count” at the Doctor’s Office

Co-Editors-in-Chief Joe and Terry Graedon tell patients how to get the most out of today’s all-too-brief medical office visits in the April editorial of the Journal of Participatory Medicine. “Making Every Second Count – What We Can Do As Patients” complements JoPM’s March editorial, which tackled the time problem from the physician perspective.

Read More
found on the net, JoPM, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, shared decision making

A psychiatrist touts self-care for patients and clinicians

The Journal of Participatory Medicine has published “An Introduction to Self-Care,” a personal narrative by psychiatrist Sana Johnson-Quijada. Inspired by a positive family experience with collaborative care, the author was emboldened to modify her communication with her patients in ways that enables them to engage more effectively in their care.

Read More
found on the net, JoPM, others' e-patient stories, positive patterns, pts as teachers

Rheumatoid e-Patients Share the Spotlight at Medical Conferences

The Journal of Participatory Medicine has published a narrative by Kelly Young entitled “Present, Patient, and Accounted for: How and Why Patients Are Present at Scientific Meetings of the American College of Rheumatology.” Young describes how the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation evolved from her and other e-patients’ efforts to better understand their condition through online research […]

Read More
ethics, found on the net, JoPM

New editorial series in JoPM asks the tough questions

A new Journal of Participatory Medicine tradition has just launched. Our monthly editorial series will tackle the toughest questions of participatory medicine, from both the patient and the provider side. The first installment, by Joe and Terry Graedon, is titled “Participatory Medicine: Must You Be Rich to Participate?” — read on at http://www.jopm.org/?p=2342. And by […]

Read More
ethics, found on the net, JoPM

JoPM: A Doctor’s Remedy for Long Waits

A new article in the Journal of Participatory Medicine tackles the problem of long wait times at doctors’ offices, a leading cause of patient dissatisfaction. “Waiting Room Remedy: Doctor Pays for Delays (The Doctor’s Perspective)” by Pamela Wible, MD offers a solution that shows respect for patients, at the same time explaining why many of […]

Read More
JoPM, others' e-patient stories, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc

A physician who really understands patient-centered care

The Journal of Participatory Medicine has just published “The Patient Will See You Now,” a thought-provoking and rather moving narrative by John Krueger, MD. In telling his own story of becoming and maturing as a physician, the author persuasively argues that the key to practicing patient-centered medicine is devoting time to listen to patients’ stories […]

Read More