Posts Tagged Newspapers

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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From the desk of (10/20/07)….

In the midst of this week’s craziness (WAY too much on my plate at the moment!) I have a few miscellaneous, but no less important, points and thoughts to share. I don’t want them to get lost, so I’ll just put them all here…. a potpourri of information. This may become a Saturday or weekend […]

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Posted in: Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools, Self Help

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When Dirty Doctors Can’t Be Identified

As promised in yesterday’s post, I’m reporting today on a frustration among those of us who work in patient safety. That frustration is once again sparked in this report from the Hartford Courant. Fifteen year old Mark Tsvok, injured in an auto accident in 2004, died from his injuries as a result of the misdeeds […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Medical Errors / Mistakes / Misdiagnosis, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Safety, Patient Tools

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One Woman, 6 Missed Diagnoses, A Lesson for Us All

You know I’m a fan of Jerome Groopman, the author of How Doctors Think. In his incredibly eye-opening book, he tells of trying to get a correct diagnosis for his own health problem, and the fact that four doctors had four different diagnoses for him, and four differing ideas of how to treat it. As […]

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