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Moments that Matter: in-between routine care to emergency medicine

Moments that Matter: in-between routine care to emergency medicine


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From shared-decision making, patient-centered care and value-based care to common technology innovations, healthcare players often describe how we aspire healthcare to be in concepts, buzzwords, branding and what has become common lexicon mentioned in conversations...
Team Building In The Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Team Building In The Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic


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Editor’s note: In her new book, Communicating Through a Pandemic: A Chronicle of Experiences, Lessons Learned, and a Vision for the Future, Amelia Burke-Garcia, PhD, MA explores the many and varied roles that communication has played over the course of this pandemic,...
Update: How empathy, education, communication and the PAST Model transformed Sickle Cell patient care

Update: How empathy, education, communication and the PAST Model transformed Sickle Cell patient care


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Editor’s note: The following column by Society for Participatory Medicine board member Brenda Merriweather originally appeared in this space in December 2021. We are excerpting from that column in recognition of “Advancing Health Equity Through Participatory...
Through the Maze: A New Model for Equitable Health Data Exchange

Through the Maze: A New Model for Equitable Health Data Exchange


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My brother Jacob was born with a chronic neurological condition that caused him permanent physical and mental disabilities. As the only other child in a single parent family, I was often with Jacob during his frequent hospital stays and doctor visits. It is through...
How Trust Fuels Equitable Health Outcomes

How Trust Fuels Equitable Health Outcomes


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At the Society for Participatory Medicine, we recognize trust and respect as a two-way relational dynamic essential to our mission to transform the culture of healthcare relationships so people can live their best lives (see our Participatory Medicine manifesto). And...
The Power of the Prescription Pad

The Power of the Prescription Pad


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At some point in our lives, we’ll be handed a little sheet of paper from our physician that has scribbled on it the medication we need, how much of it, and how often we should take it. These little slips of paper are power. They tell us that in order to get better, we...

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