On Monday, August 8, my state’s Foundation for Healthy Communities (HealthyNH.com) is hosting an event where I’ll be speaking, titled “Improving Care at the Bedside through Effective Patient and Family Engagement.” It’s mostly intended for New Hampshire people, but organizer Tanya Lord says “I don’t think we would turn anyone away.”:-)
So come on down! Or up, or over, or whatever. Here’s a very short video introduction. (Email subscribers, if you can’t see the video, click the headline to come online.)
Registration (here) is just $20 (including lunch!) It’s 10-3, and it’s at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord NH, which honors New Hampshire’s two astronaut heroes, Christa McAuliffe and Alan Shepard.
Your homework (even if you’re not coming):
As preparation, we encourage everyone to review this outstanding video produced three years ago by the Cleveland Clinic on empathy. It’s got 2.7 million views so far, and experience has shown that it does a great job of helping everyone see that we’re all in this together.
I blogged about this video back then, and some of the comments by providers were pretty potent. Check it out, and join us August 8 if you can … we’ll have a follow-up to this, too.