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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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Why Speaking Up Matters And Why It Is Difficult

Why Speaking Up Matters And Why It Is Difficult

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Blog | 2 comments

Recently researchers added a question to a common survey that patients can complete after they are discharged from the hospital. The question – “How often did you feel comfortable speaking up if you had any problems in your care?” available answers included: “(1) no problems during hospitalization, (2) always felt comfortable...

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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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