Speaking isn’t just a business – it’s a vehicle for accomplishing what we really need: changing how people think … especially, empowering them to take effective action, to become involved in their health. Here’s a photo from a speech to radiologists, encouraging them to share images with patients:[Read more…]
This is my second speech to NNLM, the Network of the National Library of Medicine. As I said in announcing the first one,
Medical librarians (“medlibs”) have always been a magical resource, to me, because in addition to helping researchers and medicos, they can help ordinary people dig up information they need but don’t know where to find. It’s truly empowering.
I have a new diagnosis. This post starts with a little history for context.
Ten years ago, three years into evangelizing patient engagement based on my kidney cancer story, I posted Time to practice what I preach: I have skin cancer again. Noting the pattern that highly engaged patients everywhere follow, I blogged that it was time to …[Read more…]
The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) continues to lead the world in patient & public partnership with clinicians, including more coverage of patient empowerment topics than anyone else I know in medical publishing. Some of the issues are unique to Britain but many are global cultural issues – not least being the balance of power between clinicians and the patients they serve.[Read more…]
In the twelve years I’ve been studying the evolution of medical science and the sociology of healthcare – the relationships – I’ve never read anything that stopped me in my tracks with how it summed it all up so quickly. This one, by Talya Miron-Shatz, did. Click through and give it a read – it’s not long.