British Medical Journal


positive patterns, pts as teachers, reforming hc, research issues, trends & principles

BMJ seeks more patients to be reviewers on articles about their conditions

This is a call for patient participation. We’re especially inviting members of our Society, but it’s open to anyone; feel free to circulate widely, especially to people with the conditions listed below! First, a bit of background, then the request. Regular readers know that the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) is far and away […]

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news & gossip, patient networks, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc, Stanford Medicine X, trends & principles

Big BMJ supplement on Patient Centred Care – with many SPM and MedX voices

This is a great week for SPM, for our colleagues at the Stanford Medicine X conference, and for everyone else who’s been working for years to shift medicine’s thinking about the role of the patient: Yesterday the BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) released a big, 21 article “Spotlight” supplement on “patient centred care.” The print edition is due out tomorrow, […]

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JoPM, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc, research issues, understanding statistics, Why PM

Must-hear: four Journal of Participatory Medicine contributors discuss how we know what we know

Last night I got word of an unexpected treat: an hour-long conversation between some real experts about participatory medicine. It’s on Andrew Schorr’s Patient Power site – he and his team are powerhouses as well, and they produced a special hour-long audio program. I encourage you to start playing it like a radio program, as […]

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medical records, policy issues, reforming hc, trends & principles

“Concern that sharing information with patients may cause sustained psychological distress is probably unfounded”

Cross-posted, with prolog, from the blog of Ted Eytan MD. Yesterday the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s “WIHI” series hosted a terrific webcast on the Open Notes project that’s being funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (I need to dig up the link to the event’s archive, but I’m in a hurry.) Speakers were Dr. […]

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e-pts resources, positive patterns, understanding statistics

A new blog worth noting: “Evidence In Medicine”

Understanding medical research, at some level, is a fundamental e-patient skill. As we start digging for reliable new information, we have to learn to separate quality from questionable. (If you think medical journals are academically pure, you’ve got learning to do.) A new blogger has emerged who’ll be a big help: David Rind, MD.

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The Pew Internet/Health FAQ

A big part of my job, and one I love, is answering questions, mostly from reporters. Sometimes I have just the data or insight someone needs, often I recommend someone else. Here is a sample of frequently-asked questions and my current answers. Please add your questions and answers in the comments: What are you curious […]

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e-patient stories, key people, reforming hc

Regina Holliday’s mural is in the BMJ

We’ve written here before about Regina Holliday (follow her blog), whose husband Fred died June 17. In today’s edition of the British Medical Journal, her mural is the picture of the week: Ted Eytan MD took the picture and posted it on Flickr. Today he sent this email to Reggie: ====== Dear Regina, You made […]

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