Articles on reforming hc


What Healthcare Can Learn from Mr. Rogers

What Healthcare Can Learn from Mr. Rogers

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by SPM member Nancy Michaels.  Members of our society are welcome to submit guest posts – see the guidelines. I remember when Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood first aired on the Public Broadcasting System. In my mind, he...

Dell Medical School and the Future of Care

In 2009, along with several physicians, patients and health activists, I helped form the Society for Participatory Medicine, a nonprofit promoting “a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health, and in...

How can we cope with uncertainty?

We’ve written often about uncertainty, which is a recurring challenge in medicine and especially in participatory medicine, where issues of relationship and decisions are core. Some doctors have told me they were trained to display certainty even when things...

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