Posts Tagged ‘Participatory Medicine’

Engage With Empathy

Thursday, July 5, 2012 13:32 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Original post, “Engage with Empathy” published on The Huffington Post on 6/27/12 in the Healthy Living/Health News Section.
Do you feel connected with your doctor or other health care providers? Do you partner with your providers? How important is patient engagement to you? What words do you use to define patient […]

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5 Buckets to Patient Engagement and the Role of HIT

Monday, April 2, 2012 17:35 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

What is patient engagement?
Patient engagement is a connection between patient, caregiver and health care provider.  A trusted relationship forms and mutual respect is fostered.  Patients and their families are empowered and they are active in health care decisions.  However, patient engagement begins before the initial interaction with health care providers.
When […]

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3 Reasons Why Social Networking Is Not a Waste of Time for Health Professionals

Thursday, May 19, 2011 21:49 17 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Social networking allows doctors, nurses and other health professionals to deeply connect and engage with the community and their colleagues.
“We are standing at the precipice of a new online revolution in health care. As more and more health experts embrace the Internet and increase their social media activity, health information […]

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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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