Tag Archives: Geriatric care

Patient Engagement

Engaging with Older Patients for Optimal Diagnosis

In a JAMA viewpoint essay (open access), Drs. Christine Cassel and Terry Fulmer describe circumstances clinicians should consider when working with older patients, especially when diagnosing new conditions. Many of their recommendations involve specialized knowledge, such as expressions of disease that change in individuals over 65. But overall they urge clinicians to tune in, pay […]


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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Changing Perceptions

Listen and Engage Our Elder Patients: It Matters

As the American population is living longer, hospitals are experiencing an increase in the geriatric population — both inpatient and ambulatory care. Kings County Hospital Center is no different, as demonstrated by our patients who are admitted for congestive heart failure. Contrary to popular perception, a significant number of our elderly population are awake, alert, […]


Mauvareen Beverley, MD Dr. Mauvareen Beverley is Assistant Vice President at New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (NYCHHC). Prior to this post, she was she was responsible for the Care Management Department at Kings County Hospital Center which is located in Brooklyn, NY and is part of NYCHFC. Notably, she developed a Care Management Training Program that promotes patient-centered care that emphasized improving Patient and Family Engagement and the eradicating negative language towards patients such as Frequent Flyers, Non-compliant and Drug Seekers.

Mauvareen Beverley, MD has 3 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org