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Driving Transformation: Change Management Strategies for Integrating Participatory Medicine in Healthcare

Driving Transformation: Change Management Strategies for Integrating Participatory Medicine in Healthcare


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To implement successful change you must, unequivocally, understand the culture of the environment you are looking to change.  Culture and change management are inextricably connected. Culture is a made up of a series of repeated, engrained, and expected behaviors and,...
A Surprising Collaboration Gives Trauma Patients a Second Chance

A Surprising Collaboration Gives Trauma Patients a Second Chance


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Emergency medicine has always been a collaborative practice, where teamwork and communication are paramount as first responders, nurses and physicians work together knowing that every second counts. While much has been written about collaboration during the clinical...
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...
What My Second Lease on Life Taught Me about the Power of Human Connection

What My Second Lease on Life Taught Me about the Power of Human Connection


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I was born with a congenital heart defect called bicuspid aortic stenosis with regurgitation. When I was 12 years old I was told I needed immediate open-heart surgery. As the anxiety, depression and sheer terror set in, my family tried to distract me by taking me on...
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,...
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...

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