Microblog: Engaged Thinking and the Patient
Patient Speaks to a Disconnect in Healthcare
Swapna Kakani was diagnosed with Short Bowel Syndrome, a chronic rare disease, at birth, and for 27 years she has lived with supplemental intravenous nutrition and a feeding tube. Swapna details her experiences and the systemic issue affecting healthcare—a lack of shared, patient-provider decision making.
Patients Pay It Forward With My Mentor Connections
My Mentor Connections offers those living with multiple myeloma and their caregivers the opportunity to connect with a patient or caregiver mentor by phone and receive support and encouragement.
Retail Clinics Are, Helping To Ignite Better Patient Engagement
Retail clinics are meeting consumer demand for easy access to care. This is putting pressure on traditional health care providers to rethink how they engage patients.
Whole-Person Healing: Celebrating 20 Years of Integrative Medicine at MSK
The Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering is celebrating 20 years of incorporating complementary medicine into the care plans of people with cancer.
The patient, the whole patient and nothing but the patient
Carer and consumer advisor Belinda MacLeod-Smith challenges us to consider crucial elements of whole patient care, and how they can be impacted by limiting factors.
A cancer-screening approach for patients, designed by patients
Strategies included friendly, knowledgeable phone calls as reminders for cancer screening and a group education strategy to engage patients who are behind on their screening. As for how to present information, patients encouraged the use of visuals and text in medical and plain language.
Five Engagements That Will Define The Future Of Health
Engaging the whole patient, engaging social supports, engaging economics and anthropology, engaging all levels of government, doctor-patient engagement
Understanding Patient Needs before Health Intervention
UCLA Health’s leaders sought to understand the spectrum of needs that their patient had first to guide intervention. This exercise helped them to focus often limited resources to where improvements would be expected and address those problems that truly exist locally.
Athira's Whole-Patient Drug Development
Insights into patients’ mental, physical, and even financial needs drive all aspects of the program, from discovery to clinical development to drug administration.
Walking a Mile in Your Patients Shoes; Discovering the Social Determinants of Health and Community
Learn more about an experiential learning opportunity that allows the resident to become the patient.
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