In our Society’s work to evangelize the partnership model of medicine, one of the recurring hurdles has been the difficulty of compensating patients for what can be truly professional-level contributions.
Last Sunday our longtime member Danny van Leeuwen (aka @HealthHats, for all the hats he wears – nurse, advocate, caregiver, e-patient) has written a hot post about paying patient experts, and it’s getting a lot of well deserved traction on Twitter. I’ve written and said a lot on this subject, and I’ve never seen anything better that this – go read, share, and join the discussion!
Great cartoon, but it’s no laughing matter. So true.
Vise versa. Our attitude towards learning and improving ourselves should never stop. We never know when and where we can use that information that we itself can benefits on those knowledge.
From: Internist in Houston