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The Heart Attack That Wasn’t

The Heart Attack That Wasn’t

Editor’s Note: This is a first installment (we hope) in a series about an all-too-real-life medical drama experienced by a former SPM board member and longtime sci-tech journalist Carla Berg-Nelson (aka “Carla B.”). There is much to learn here about being an...
Mark Sullivan: Who gets to define the clinical problem?

Mark Sullivan: Who gets to define the clinical problem?

Guest post by SPM member Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD, who is Co-Director of Behavioral Health Services at the University of WashingtonCenter for Pain Relief. We welcome guest posts from SPM members – see guidelines here. I joined the Society for Participatory...
Sarah Krüg’s TedX: “The Patient Doctor Tango”

Sarah Krüg’s TedX: “The Patient Doctor Tango”

This may be the best short talk ever about the importance of participatory medicine. SPM’s past president Sarah Krüg (@SaraKrug1) recently did a 10 minute TEDx Talk in Brussels. It’s one of those rare ones that’s pretty riveting. Watch it. Join us. Our Society for...

Service Agreements Among Friends and Colleagues

I’m an old hippie [left]. I’ve lived in many houses and on a farm (commune?) with other people. Regularly we heard, “I agreed to what? No I didn’t.” “Since when is that a rule?” I, and then my wife and I, developed skill in...

#DocTom10, post 3: The preface and the paradigm

Third in our #DocTom10 series, which started here.  Yesterday I asked that you download Ferguson’s white paper, the manifesto he was working on when he died unexpectedly, ten years ago tomorrow. Today we’ll look at the preface. The lost section:...

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