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What Can Hospitals Do Better?

What Can Hospitals Do Better?

Posted by on Sep 14, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

In March of this year, Dr. Harlan Krumholz, a cardiologist at Yale School of Medicine, asked this question on Twitter. I am curious to know from patients…esp those recently in the hospital…what do you wish we did better? What were the most obvious ways that quality could be improved. Throughout hospitalization & in the transition home. We should...

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Guest Post: An Open Letter To Healthcare Providers

Guest Post: An Open Letter To Healthcare Providers

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Blog | 9 comments

By Stephanie Zimmerman, RN, MSN Dear Healthcare Providers, Although professionally, I am a former pediatric oncology nurse practitioner, I write this letter as an individual who lives with the long-lasting impact of late effects stemming from the successful treatment of Ewing’s Sarcoma as a child in the late 1970’s. I write because I am fortunate to be...

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How Do I Advocate For Myself?

How Do I Advocate For Myself?

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Blog | 6 comments

While writing “Not My Problem” Healthcare:  Cultural and Societal Ethics,  many questions about healthcare and the experiences of patients and caregivers who advocate arose.  Like.. Why are derisive adjectives, (like  “difficult” and “demanding”) used to label patients and caregivers who ask hard questions? Why is shunning of...

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