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positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, pts as teachers, research issues

WSJ: “Researchers are asking patients to help design clinical trials.”

I could smack myself for not noticing this earlier, but it happened while I was at the ESMO conference (the “European ASCO” cancer conference) in Madrid last month: Amy Dockser Marcus has another great piece on how medicine is truly starting to engage with patients as active contributors to improving healthcare. Woohoo! The lede: Scientists […]

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e-pts resources, pt/doc co-care, shared decision making

Zack Berger from #MedX on uncertainty and decision aids

Regular readers may recall SPM member Zack Berger MD PhD’s July post here The pledge of the patient-centered physician. Zack is one of the many SPM members attending the Stanford Medicine X conference this weekend and sends this Saturday night report, cross-posted from his book’s blog. We’ve often written here about shared decision making, which helps patients […]

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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

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

This blog welcomes guest posts from SPM members on relevant topics. Zack Berger of Johns Hopkins (@ZackBergerMDPhD) is highly committed to participatory medicine, and as this post shows, his book Talking To Your Doctor gets right down into the how-to’s. (More on this at end of post.) This is his pledge as a patient-centered clinician. – e-Patient […]

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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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