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Community Engagement

Local Clinic Engages to Solve Immediate Problems With Current Resources

In a recent episode, the “An Arm and a Leg” podcast offers novel, inspiring examples of patient and community engagement in healthcare. Though the podcast nominally focuses on problems related to the cost of care, the core subject of this episode is hope. Hope for delivering healthcare to a community with challenging circumstances, including low resources […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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Encore Presentation

Cost of Care: Engaging in Difficult Conversations

Editor’s note: In this Encore Presentation, Wendy Nickel describes how important it is to discuss the cost of care. Financial considerations are patient engagement discussions, too, and typically not easy for patients, families, or providers. On January 10th this year, my 12-year-old son experienced a concussion during basketball practice. I wasn’t there, but my husband was and […]

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Wendy Nickel Wendy Nickel is director of the Centers for Quality and Patient Partnership in Healthcare at the American College of Physicians. She has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, focused on patient advocacy and improving quality, safety and the experience of care.

Wendy K. Nickel, MPH has 3 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


A Call to Action

Cost of Care: Engaging in Difficult Conversations

On January 10th this year, my 12-year-old son experienced a concussion during basketball practice. I wasn’t there, but my husband was and I received a call that is always scary for the absent parent, “everything is fine, but we are at the ER….” My son was diagnosed with a mild concussion. What followed was eight […]

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Wendy Nickel Wendy Nickel is director of the Centers for Quality and Patient Partnership in Healthcare at the American College of Physicians. She has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, focused on patient advocacy and improving quality, safety and the experience of care.

Wendy K. Nickel, MPH has 3 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org