Tag Archives: Race and Ethnicity in Medicine

Race and Ethnicity in Medicine

A Tremble and a Lump: Why Race Matters in End-of-Life Conversations

Editor’s note: Healthcare decisions are deeply personal and often reflect race, ethnicity, gender and experience. In a post for The Conversation Project (excerpted below), Naomi Fedna relates a personal story and describes how being a black woman affects her experience of care planning. When I first joined IHI’s Conversation Project (TCP) team as a project […]

Patient-Centered Communication

Race and Ethnicity, and Engagement That’s Right

Editor’s note: In this encore post, Michael Millenson writes candidly about the influence of personal feelings about race, ethnicity and gender on communication. In medicine, disparities and miscommunication impact patient engagement, as shown in a recent study reported in The New York Times. Millenson is often ahead of the curve on important issues in healthcare. We appreciate […]

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Michael L. Millenson, President, Health Quality Advisors LLC Michael L. Millenson, president of Health Quality Advisors LLC, Highland Park, IL, is a nationally recognized expert on quality of care improvement, patient-centered care and web-based health. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age, and he is adjunct associate professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. National Public Radio called him “in the vanguard of the movement” to measure and improve American medicine. Prior to starting his own firm, Millenson was a principal in the health-care practice of a major human resources consulting firm. Before that, he was a healthcare reporter for the Chicago Tribune, where he was nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize. He serves on the boards of the American Journal of Medical Quality and Project Patient Care.

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Patient-Centered Communication

Race and Ethnicity, and Engagement That’s Right

Editor’s Note: This week, we reached into our archive to bring you this “Encore Performance” from Michael Millenson who speaks candidly about the assumptions we make about people “different from us” and their implications for meaningful patient engagement and activation.   A few years ago, I was upgraded to First Class on a flight from […]

Cultural Sensitivity in Medicine

Race and Ethnicity, and Engagement That’s Right

A few years ago, I was upgraded to First Class on a flight from California back to Chicago. Not long after I settled in, a tall, muscular man easily four inches taller than me walked up to my aisle seat in the first row and prepared to sit by the window. I envisioned him spending […]