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Patient Experience

Further News About Wheelchair Pioneers and the Challenges They Face

Since posting a story from KNH about efforts to empower wheelchair users to access efficient maintenance and repairs for their devices, I’ve seen more stories about challenges pioneering users face. As the population ages and more people are able to recover from grievous injuries, we can expect the number of wheelchair users to grow. Empowering […]


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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Consumer Empowerment

Right-to-Repair Laws Aim to Put Wheelchair Users in Charge

Robin Bolduc isn’t the type of person who takes “no” for an answer — particularly when it comes to fixing her husband’s wheelchair. Her husband, Bruce Goguen, 69, is paralyzed from multiple sclerosis. And without his chair, he would be stuck in bed, at risk of developing pneumonia or pressure sores that could lead to […]


Martin Hawryluk Markian Hawryluk, Senior Colorado Correspondent for KHN, is based in Denver. He has reported on health care for more than 25 years, writing for such publications as the Houston Chronicle, American Medical News, and, most recently, The (Bend, Ore.) Bulletin. In 2009, he won Oregon’s top reporting prize, the Bruce Baer Award for investigative journalism. In 2013, he was named a Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan.

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