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Lived Experience + Expertise = Value

Lived Experience + Expertise = Value

Recently I connected a patient expert in insurance and provider billing with a patient at the tail end of chemo struggling with huge unexpected bills. I introduced a cancer survivor with web design skills to a patient advocate setting up a new blog. I linked a parent...
From the UK: “Habits of an Improver”

From the UK: “Habits of an Improver”

We in the Society for Participatory Medicine are in many stages of awakening to our potential as active participants in the health system. Some have a particular focus on a disease or a technology; many of us come to it through our own experience (good or bad) as a...

A hackathon for Open Access?? Check it out!

We’ve often written here about open access medical literature (freely available) vs “paywalled” journals. It’s a controversial subject, and this guest post is about an idea I’ve never heard of: a hackathon to explore the subject. (In the...

Crohnology Blog: Am I disabled?

The series of blog posts at the online community website Crohnology continues for patients with IBD. Duncan Cross has a post that is interesting for anyone with an autoimmune or other disabling chronic condition: Am I disabled? It discusses the Americans with...

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