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Stealing Hope – Managing Expectations

While visiting Sarasota, FL a couple weeks ago, I missed this article in the New York Times, When Doctors Steal Hope. Maybe it’s just as well. I would have been one of the first to add my comments, but maybe my own blog is a better forum for that? My advocacy colleague Julia Schopick made […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Hospitals, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools

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More Evidence for the Positives of Apologies

Those of us who work in patient empowerment couldn’t help but notice the results of a Harvard Medical School study released this week about what happens to a relationship between doctor and patient when the physician makes an error. The story was reported in US News and World Report the New York Times and other […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety

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Microsoft offers Health Vault – Don’t Do It!

For the past four weeks, listeners of my radio show have heard a series of tips I’ve given about PHRs – personal health records. The underlying message has been: keeping your personal records in digital format can be a good thing. But do not — under any circumstances — move them to the web! No […]

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