Posts Tagged ‘Quality 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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Mobile Health-The Kaiser Way-An Interview with Bernard Tyson

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 11:14 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
A Candid Interview with Bernard Tyson
Bernard J. Tyson
“It’s something our members wanted, they have it and they love it,” said Kaiser Permanente’s President and CEO Bernard J. Tyson, in a recent telephone interview. The “it” Mr. Tyson is referring to is the digital technology that allows Kaiser Permanente members to [...]

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Delirium? Now what?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 9:16 No Comments

By Derek S. Mongold, MD
My father is in the hospital and they say that he has delirium. What exactly is delirium?
Delirium is a state of severe confusion that is usually brought on by a medical condition. It’s thought to be due to the brain producing too much dopamine and to little acetylcholine. Dopamine and acetylcholine [...]

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Part 3 – TEDMED Great Challenges: Improving Medical Communication-Sound Bites for Twitter

Friday, March 15, 2013 9:07 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Part three of a three-part series on Healthin30
TEDMED Great Challenges: Improving Medical Communication
This post on Healthin30 is part three of the three-part series on the TEDMED Great Challenges:  Improving Medical Communication with Joseph Kvedar, MD and Robert Arnold, MD.
The TEDMED Great Challenges Team in Medical Communication recently gathered together on [...]

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