Tag Archives: Ilene Corina

Patient Safety Awareness Week

“TakeCHARGE” A Virtual Symposium for All on Healthcare Communication

To cap this year’s Patient Safety Awareness Week, the Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy (Pulse) is offering a virtual symposium designed for a broad audience, reflecting Pulse’s interest in reaching all individuals and communities with information to help make healthcare safe, accessible and patient-centered. Register here. The event is part of a […]

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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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Patient Engagement

Let’s Talk About What Constitutes an “Emergency”

The news reports are telling us lately that people are calling 911 when its not an emergency and tying up the emergency response teams who are needed for “real” emergencies. But what is an emergency?  Don’t assume people know this. It is part of the disconnect between patient care and patient safety. In 2010 I […]

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Ilene Corina is president and founder of the Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy. Corina has served on the board of organizations including The Joint Commission and the National Patient Safety Foundation and has won numerous awards for her work as an educator and advocate. Corina is the author of "Rants of a Patient Safety Advocate: Stories from the Bedside." Learn more about Corina and her work at www.icorina.com.

Ilene Corina, BCPA has 6 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


Patient Advocates

Why Won’t They Wash? 

Editor’s Note: This post was first published October 27, 2021, on the Rants of a Patient Safety Advocate blog. Ilene adds a note to say that she has collected her favorite blog posts and advocacy tips in a book. which can be ordered here.  Proceeds help support the Pulse Center for Patient Safety. Congratulations, Ilene! I sat […]

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Ilene Corina is president and founder of the Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy. Corina has served on the board of organizations including The Joint Commission and the National Patient Safety Foundation and has won numerous awards for her work as an educator and advocate. Corina is the author of "Rants of a Patient Safety Advocate: Stories from the Bedside." Learn more about Corina and her work at www.icorina.com.

Ilene Corina, BCPA has 6 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


Patient Advocates

We Found the Missing Link – Patient Advocates

When my world became focused on patient safety 30 years ago, it wasn’t only because of my personal experience. It became important because, by talking to others, I heard of many other stories where medical care went wrong or mistakes were made, and though the patients or their families saw it coming, they did not […]

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Ilene Corina is president and founder of the Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy. Corina has served on the board of organizations including The Joint Commission and the National Patient Safety Foundation and has won numerous awards for her work as an educator and advocate. Corina is the author of "Rants of a Patient Safety Advocate: Stories from the Bedside." Learn more about Corina and her work at www.icorina.com.

Ilene Corina, BCPA has 6 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


Patient Advocates

Patient Advocates Need to Keep an Open Mind

As a patient advocate, I received a call from a woman who was angry that she was not permitted to see her husband in the hospital. She said her husband was too tired to speak up and she knows other people were able to visit loved ones. She couldn’t believe that at this hospital no one would […]

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Ilene Corina is president and founder of the Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education and Advocacy. Corina has served on the board of organizations including The Joint Commission and the National Patient Safety Foundation and has won numerous awards for her work as an educator and advocate. Corina is the author of "Rants of a Patient Safety Advocate: Stories from the Bedside." Learn more about Corina and her work at www.icorina.com.

Ilene Corina, BCPA has 6 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org