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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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Advocacy, the Highest Form of Self Care

Advocacy, the Highest Form of Self Care

Posted by on Dec 8, 2018 in Blog | 1 comment

Before becoming a heart recipient, Stephanie Zimmerman, RN, MSN was a nurse practitioner caring for pediatric cancer patients. Susceptibility to infections and rejection of the donated organ are two of the many side effects of undergoing a transplant. Stephanie shares her experiences on her blog: Living the Cure.  Guest post by Stephanie Zimmerman,...

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Beep…beep…beep…

Beep…beep…beep…

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Anyone who has spent anytime in a hospital has heard the cacophony. Monitor alarms are actually messages to nurses and physicians; some are crisis, some warning, some just advisory alarms. Here’s one patient’s response… Annoying beeps, buzzers, tones and other noises make sleeping nearly impossible and even just resting difficult.  But, patients...

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Why I Became a Patient Engagement Evangelist

Why I Became a Patient Engagement Evangelist

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Blog | 11 comments

Physician Parents When your parents are both physicians, you have a unique perspective on the health care system.  This is especially true for me because of the time when I grew up. During those days, on call physicians didn’t leave the phone calls to an answering service at night.  Our phone would ring, my father would answer it at all hours and would...

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