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Shake up the System: Sign & Share the Participatory Medicine Manifesto!

Shake up the System: Sign & Share the Participatory Medicine Manifesto!


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Time for change! The theme of our 2019 conference was #Time4Change. This post kicks off a major 2021 campaign for our Society: the Participatory Medicine Manifesto. At that event we took action: in a design-thinking exercise, attendees crowdsourced the ideas that have...
Health informatics and why participatory healthcare is key to its future

Health informatics and why participatory healthcare is key to its future


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Prologue from Dr. Sands: I trained in clinical informatics because of my belief that we needed to better empower healthcare professionals with information technology so they could take better care of patients, and spent many years creating and implementing these...
A Family’s Guide to the ICU, Part 1: Your Strategy for Navigating the Unexpected

A Family’s Guide to the ICU, Part 1: Your Strategy for Navigating the Unexpected


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This is Part 1 of a four part series, introduced yesterday, based on my family’s experience with our mother’s unexpected and dramatic ICU stay and bilateral lung transplant. [Download the Complete Family’s Guide as a PDF] Even the air in the waiting...
Gail Phillips: My journey to the Society for Participatory Medicine

Gail Phillips: My journey to the Society for Participatory Medicine


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Editor’s note: this guest post by SPM member Gail Phillips shares the odyssey that led her through numerous related disciplines, eventually discovering our society and our conference last October. Members can submit guest posts to our blog (guidelines). Join SPM...
Study: Engaging patients in co-design works. Join us at our #SPM2018 conference Oct 17!

Study: Engaging patients in co-design works. Join us at our #SPM2018 conference Oct 17!


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A new article in the open access BMC journal Implementation Science reviewed 48 articles about involving patients in projects that redesigned small and large parts of healthcare delivery. Conclusion: higher levels of engaging patients in the work led to higher level...
The Heart Attack That Wasn’t

The Heart Attack That Wasn’t


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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...

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