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e-patient stories, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc, shared decision making

American Heart Association journal announces new Patient Viewpoints

The American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes has announced a new Patient or Caregiver Viewpoint section in the journal. Viewpoints will be authored by patients or their caregivers and will discuss the patient’s experience of heart disease, stroke, or other cardiovascular disease and their interactions with the healthcare system. As Harlan Krumholz […]

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medical records, policy issues, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care

OpenNotes in the news: Now 3 million patients – and mental health, too

We’ve often written here about the OpenNotes study (here’s a site search), which documented that when patients can see what their clinicians wrote, the sky doesn’t fall; instead, all kinds of good things happen. This is game-changing, even world-changing for how we conduct medicine: As I’ve often said, “People perform better when they’re informed better,” […]

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key people, net-friendly docs, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care

A guest post by Zack Berger, MD, PhD: The pledge of the patient-centered physician

Zackary Berger, MD, PhD

Medicine is a relationship between two people. I have my expectations, needs, and wants, and the patient has theirs. However, the patient’s needs, wants, and expectations are more important than my own. She is the center of her health. I will always: Ask the patient what she wants, hopes, fears, believes to be true about […]

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general, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc, shared decision making

Of half gods and mortals: Aesculapian authority

Written in collaboration with Linda Trietler, MSN, RN – PhD student.  Review of Kalisch, B. J. (1975). Of half-gods and mortals: Aesculapian authority. Nursing Outlook, 23(1), 22-28. As we work to develop a collaborative and patient centered health care system we must remain aware of where we started and why the system needed to change. […]

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e-patient stories, e-pts resources, general, news & gossip, others' e-patient stories, Patient Conference Participation, patient networks, positive patterns, practice variation, pt/doc co-care, pts as teachers, reforming hc, research issues, shared decision making

Patients Invited! Health Informatics Conference seeks Patient Participation

An international conference addressing information technology and communication in health (ITCH) will be held February 26 – March 1, 2015 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Professor Stephen Hawking’s statement, “we learned to talk, we learned to listen, we unleashed imagination” provides the motivation for this year’s conference. The main conference themes are: Patients Talking The […]

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found on the net, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc, trends & principles

JAMA: Reducing the Trauma of Hospitalization

Thanks to member Marilyn Mann for sharing this free article in JAMA with a suggestion on how to better personalize the patient’s hospital stay – really sensible suggestions. One reads them and wonders why they are not in place already. An excerpt: Stress is also toxic and can emanate from uncertainty, unforeseen events, and anxiety. […]

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policy issues, pt/doc co-care, trends & principles

OpenNotes & Transparency: Ongoing conversation

OpenNotesOne of our MD members, Peter Elias, tipped us off on our listserv to a post on KevinMD.com from a clinician who was expressing concern about the wisdom of OpenNotes, and fully sharing information with patients in general. Peter posted a comment, which we thought worthy of its own post, given that it speaks clearly, […]

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found on the net, patient networks, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, shared decision making

From BMJ: The interdependent roles of patients, families and professionals in cystic fibrosis

Our Member Beth Nash MD recommends this article: This is an incredible article in BMJ Quality & Safety about how patients, families and professionals can (and need to) work together to improve care (in this case, the care of cystic fibrosis patients). Here’s a link to the PDF of the article: http://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/23/Suppl_1/i90.full.pdf+html Here’s a link […]

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e-pts resources, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, trends & principles

SPM loves Flip The Clinic – we’re an “ally”

The Society for Participatory Medicine enthusiastically supports this new, transformational initiative from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Flip the Clinic. (Don’t you love the logo? Turning the clinic on its ear?) It’s utterly engaging and empowering to patients, because it puts information in the hands of the patient and family – outside of the clinic visit, where we can […]

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general, key people, pt/doc co-care, Why PM

Surgeon: “Participatory Medicine encourages partnership between patient and provider”

I now ask all my patients, at the end of our visits, “Did I get it? Did I successfully answer your questions and address your fears?” Dr. Marc Katz is a cardiac surgeon in Richmond Virginia. His op-ed, ‘Participatory Medicine’ encourages partnership between patient and provider, appears in today’s Richmond Times Dispatch. This is an […]

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