Posts Tagged ‘Patient Care’

Empathy in Health Care

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 14:24 2 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
TED speaker Rebecca Saxe inspired this post.
“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.” These are heartfelt words by award-winning actress Meryl Streep.
Do we all have the power of empathy? Are we hardwired to know what other people want? Is it easy to think […]

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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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Time to Eliminate Dangerous Injection Practices by Clinicians

Thursday, April 28, 2011 21:25 4 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Thanks to Laura Landro for shining light on unsafe injections in her WSJ blog, “Unsafe Injection Practices Persist Despite Education Efforts.”
Landro writes:
“A new push is underway to eliminate unsafe injection practices, which remain a persistent safety problem despite years of efforts to educate clinicians about the risks of re-using needles, […]

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A Patient’s Journey with Heart Failure

Sunday, December 12, 2010 13:07 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Q & A with Mary Knudson
Mary Knudson, a patient, health journalist and author, shares a glimpse into her journey with heart failure.
Mary Knudson was diagnosed with heart failure in 2003.
She knew something wasn’t quite right.  She became very short of breath and fatigued from walking from one room to another […]

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Top Stories About Patients, Doctors and Nurses

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 19:57 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Here are a few of the top Healthin30 posts that focus on patients, doctors and nurses.  Thank you for your insightful comments and for posting them on Facebook and Twitter.

The Patient, the Most Important Part of the Medical Team
Are patients the most important part of the medical team?  Find out […]

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