SPM Rolls Out Participatory Seal Program

At Health Datapalooza today in Washington, DC, the Society for Participatory Medicine announced the live beta launch of our Seal Program. The SPM Seal will be awarded to clinicians and to patients who make four simple, achievable, but powerful participatory...

Adopting a Style for Improved Health Outcomes

Not Your Father’s Doctor-Patient Relationship – A Positively Revolutionary Approach In pediatrics, research has shown that not all parenting styles produce equal outcomes. Researchers often categorize parenting styles into four groups according to parents’ level of...

Virtual Participatory Medicine Town Meeting

On Friday Senator Tom Daschle announced a campaign to get input from the public about what healthcare reform should look like. “The Transition will host Health Care Community Discussions across the Country over the holidays this December to help his Policy Team...

Mobilizing Support for the CIS

I just heard from Gary Kreps, Professor of Health Communication at George Mason University and e-patient pioneer, reporting about drastic cutbacks to the Cancer Information Service programs. Excellent up-to-date information is an important foundation for Participatory...

The Two Toms

Our dear friend, our brother, our hero, the inimitable Doc Tom, died on Good Friday 2006. Even though his untimely death came as a shock, Tom Ferguson had already far outlived the projections at the time of his Myeloma diagnosis over 15 years before. July 8 is Tom’s...

Geologic/Patient Ages

Four months ago I had the opportunity to backpack with my son Kevin from the south rim of the Grand Canyon down thousands of feet to the floor of the inner canyon (and then back up again). As we descended, we passed through layer after layer of geologic time, seen...

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