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How All of Us in Healthcare Can Close the Empathy Gap

How All of Us in Healthcare Can Close the Empathy Gap

I recently saw The Color of Care, a documentary highlighting the disparate and inequitable care received by Black and Brown individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the movie, Executive Producer Oprah Winfrey opined that one of the primary issues with...
Expert Advisory Boards: A New Model for Co-Exploration

Expert Advisory Boards: A New Model for Co-Exploration

A few years ago I learned that non-profit organizations MUST have a Scientific or Medical Advisory Board in order to be listed on NIH’s website as an informational resource for patients. Likewise, many foundation grants require a non-profit to have a similar...
Health Literacy Requires Talking with People – Not Patients

Health Literacy Requires Talking with People – Not Patients

“When someone is having an acute situation, that is not a teaching moment.” Peter Pitts  I recently participated on a panel at the STAT Summit with two brilliant healthcare thought leaders, former FDA Associate Commissioner and current president of the Center for...
A Citizen’s Response Corps for Digital Health

A Citizen’s Response Corps for Digital Health

Editor’s note: In his new book, The Long Haul – Solving the Puzzle of the Pandemic’s Long Haulers and How They Are Changing Healthcare Forever, journalist and patient Ryan Prior depicts the courage of patients with Long COVID who were the first to name,...
Storytelling: Where Compassion is Born

Storytelling: Where Compassion is Born

Editor’s note: In this excerpt from her latest book, Ducks in a Row, Canadian-based author, Sue Robins explains the power of storytelling for everybody invested in health care—patients and clinicians alike.  A well-told story, Robins explains, has the ability to...

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