Tag Archives: Patient Engagement

Pain Management

Engaging Patients in Pain Management

I woke up yesterday with a pain in my neck. I hate when that happens. It’s annoying; it feels like I have to turn my entire body just to look left. But, on the pain scale, my pain is a one—it’s probably closer to zero—and it will go away soon. But imagine if nearly every […]

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Christopher Trudeau, JD Christopher Trudeau, JD, has a dual appointment as an associate professor in the UAMS Center for Health Literacy and as an associate professor of law at the UALR Bowen School of Law. Chris is an expert on health literacy, plain language and the law. His views are his own; they do not necessarily represent those of his employers. He may be reached at ctrudeau@uams.edu.

Christopher Trudeau, JD has 4 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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2018 Sherman Award

Prepare to Nominate the Best in Patient and Family Engagement

Next month, after the holidays have been celebrated and the New Year embraced, nominations will open for the 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. Now is the perfect time to review this past year’s projects, challenges and accomplishments, and find those individuals and programs that stand out for their efforts to engage patients […]

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Susan Carr In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, Susan Carr produces publications for the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. She also offers freelance writing and editing services to healthcare organizations. Carr lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 11 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Health Policy

HHS Endorses Patient Engagement in Draft Strategic Plan

In my post last month about integrating health literacy within an organization, I wrote about using an organization’s own strategic planning to help make your case for integrating health literacy and patient engagement. Well, just a few days after I submitted that post, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), through its own […]

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Christopher Trudeau, JD Christopher Trudeau, JD, has a dual appointment as an associate professor in the UAMS Center for Health Literacy and as an associate professor of law at the UALR Bowen School of Law. Chris is an expert on health literacy, plain language and the law. His views are his own; they do not necessarily represent those of his employers. He may be reached at ctrudeau@uams.edu.

Christopher Trudeau, JD has 4 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Shared Decision Making

Engaging in Uncertainty

Patient engagement is often described in the context of shared decision-making or health literacy. Engaged patients educate themselves, ask questions and make informed choices: Which approach to cancer treatment is right for me? How can I change my diet to improve my health? What do I need to know to ensure I’m managing my parents’ […]

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Susan Carr In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, Susan Carr produces publications for the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. She also offers freelance writing and editing services to healthcare organizations. Carr lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 11 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Patient and Family Engagement

Patients and Caregivers Engage Without Calling It ‘Patient Engagement’

In 2013, before I’d ever heard of “patient engagement,”  I spent many days at doctor’s offices, hospitals, chemo infusion suites, in ambulances, and with visiting nurses in our home. My first husband, Ahmad, had Stage IV bladder cancer, and we spent a draining 11 months in a desperate quest to save his life. I observed […]

Patient Engagement, Uncategorized

Physical Therapy: Platform for Patient Engagement

For me, a yoga mat and foam roller count as professional tools. They also represent my personal commitment to patient engagement. I’ve worked as a writer and editor for a long time and, most days, spend hours sitting at the computer. That and other things I sometimes overdo—gardening, dancing, life in general—lead to aches and […]

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Susan Carr In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, Susan Carr produces publications for the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. She also offers freelance writing and editing services to healthcare organizations. Carr lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 11 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Shifting the Paradigm

Encore Presentation: Engaged Patients Are the New Paradigm

Editor’s Note: This week, we revisit a post written by “e-Patient” Dave deBronkart, whose thoughts are always evolving. In an article published in July in the Beryl Institute’s Patient Experience Journal, deBronkart continued to develop ideas that he explored for Engaging Patients in April: the pace of progress toward engagement and the kind of change that […]

Patient Engagement

Engaged Patient Helps Himself by Helping Caregivers

When I said, “Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help,” I had no idea what I was I was in for. The friend I offered to help was on the cusp of a medical adventure neither he nor I could have imagined. In addition to being sicker than I realized, he […]

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Susan Carr In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, Susan Carr produces publications for the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. She also offers freelance writing and editing services to healthcare organizations. Carr lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 11 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Sherman Award

Sherman Award Recognizes Innovation in Patient Engagement

The Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement recognizes innovative programs that focus on building stronger engagement through deeper, more meaningful communication and relationships with patients and families. The award is conferred annually by Taylor Healthcare and the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute on behalf of EngagingPatients.org. The winners and finalists were announced […]

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Susan Carr In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, Susan Carr produces publications for the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. She also offers freelance writing and editing services to healthcare organizations. Carr lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 11 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Chronic Disease Management

An Engaged Patient Takes Control of His CKD Journey

What you need to understand about me is that I’ve lived my entire life outside the box. Active, engaged, creative and in control—that’s me. I was a master builder who worked on centuries-old buildings in and around my hometown of Portland, Oregon. I was the guy people called when a building had a problem no […]

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Tom Mitchell Tom Mitchell is a former master builder and a patient mentor for Cricket Health, a developer of scalable healthcare technology services designed to fundamentally transform the care and treatment of people with chronic kidney disease who are at high-risk of progressing to end-stage renal disease.

Tom Mitchell has 1 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org