Posts Tagged ‘KevinMD’

Share Your Insightful Thoughts, Readers Comments on Empathy Post at KevinMD

Thursday, November 11, 2010 16:22 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
In my recent post published on KevinMD, “Deeply connect and engage your patients with empathy,” I would like to thank the readers for their insightful comments.
The first comment is from Winslow Murdoch, a primary care physician who wholeheartedly believes that empathy is essential; however due to the real world frustrations […]

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Rules of Patient Engagement: How to Deeply Connect with Empathy

Friday, November 5, 2010 14:16 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
In my recent post on KevinMD, “Deeply connect and engage your patients with empathy,” I write about how empathy is essential to help empower our patients.
“It is with empathy that we can engage and empower our patients.”
Doctors and nurses are leaders in health care.
Being a great leader means having […]

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Empowered Patient: Bring a Family Member or Friend with you to Your Doctor’s Appointment

Friday, September 10, 2010 9:07 5 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Should you bring a family member or friend with you when a patient has a doctor’s appointment?
That is a question explored on a recent post on KevinMD by guest blogger, Diana E. Lee, a chronic migraine patient who blogs at Somebody Heal Me.
“Most of the resources I’ve read about how […]

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Doctor-Patient Relationship: How Patients Can Help Enhance Communication

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 7:03 7 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

From Kevin Pho’s medical blog, KevinMD, a post archived from 2004, Pho talks about the struggles of communication between doctor and patient during the 15 minute office visit.
Pho sites a NY Times article that explains that more than two decades ago, research shows that patients were interrupted 18 seconds into […]

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Teamwork in Medicine is Critical for Quality Patient Care

Friday, July 9, 2010 14:59 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
From KevinMD’s medical blog, guest post by Toni Brayer, MD shares a story where a team approach in medicine is critical for quality patient care.
Dr. Bryer writes:
“Medicine is a team sport and it is only when the team is humming and everyone is working together that patients can have good […]

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