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Patient and Family Engagement in Research: What Gets in the Way

Patient and family engagement in research is critical to truly realize the goals of cooperative health care supported by the Society for Participatory Medicine members and other industry leaders. However, barriers to engagement are evident and frustrating to patients, families, and professionals. For example, in our focus groups with patients around the world, patients repeatedly […]

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Social Media and the Patient Experience

Social media in medicine is here to stay. The banter centered on social media’s “emergence” and “potential” have been largely replaced by discussions dissecting best-practices and real use-case scenarios from practices that have successfully implemented social media strategies.[1-2] While physician use of social media has been delayed, in part by various misconceptions, there is one […]

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Harnessing the Power of Informatics: an Asynchronous Online Collaboration Between Radiologists and Patients

If you were to design the ideal patient portal that also included diagnostic imaging, it would make sense to convene a group of stakeholders — patients, caregivers, and referring physicians and radiologists — to determine what features each group would value. The American College of Radiology (ACR) Commission on Patient- and Family-Centered Care (CPFCC) has […]

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How Behavioral Economics Can Improve Patient Decisions About Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer can be deadly, so early detection and treatment are important. When a patient is at risk for lung cancer due to her age and history of smoking, she and her physician have to make important decisions about how and when to screen for lung cancer. Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) is recommended for smokers, […]

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Difficult Doctors, Difficult Patients: a Comic for Empathy-Building

People usually don’t have courses in school on empathy: how to be compassionate towards each other. There are some professions, however, where empathy is part of the formal learning process — with health care professionals leading the way, learning how to listen and how to consider the patient’s perspective. This is critical for any context […]

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JACR Redefines Radiology Health Care Delivery in Tandem With Patients

In a first, a special issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR®) explores radiology patient engagement from the patient perspective. Original articles provide valuable insights to help radiologists make the care they provide more patient-centered. “This issue is a first for the Journal of the American College of Radiology: Patients, caregivers and advocates serve as […]

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Radiology and Participatory Medicine

Before I got involved with the American College of Radiology (ACR), the only radiologist I knew well became a radiologist so he didn’t have to speak with patients. In my own considerable imaging experiences as a patient, I don’t think I ever talked with a radiologist. So, my first reaction to patient- and family-centered care […]

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Message from the SPM President

Friends, On January 14th in keeping with its by-laws, the Society for Participatory Medicine installed 2017 leadership. We: thank Peggy Zuckerman and Mark Reifsteck, who have left the board, welcome Judy Danielson and Bruno Nardone to the board, acknowledge Mandi Bishop and Ken Yale whose board service commenced last fall, and announce Susan Woods as […]

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Sample List of SPM/S4PM Members Outside the USA

Below is a sample listing of members from outside the USA who represent over 10% of our total membership: Name Country Mayank Agarwal India Ture Ålander Sweden Luciana Alves Brazil Han Joo Baek South Korea Christine Bienvenu Switzerland Hayman Buwan Canada Saby Camacho Mexico Vanessa Carter South Africa Javier Contreras Spain Marc de San Pedro […]

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When Doctors and Patients Don’t Speak The Same Language

Life is about connections.  Our family, social, work and online connections make us happier and healthier.  The outcomes of trials hinge on connections. I work with my clients on ways to connect with the jury, because without that connection we’re unlikely to win the case.  Medicine is probably the profession most dependent on connections.  The […]

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