Posts Tagged ‘Engaged Patients’

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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Gary Schwitzer Notes Some Gems in Health News Reporting

Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:34 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

In my post from Tuesday, June 15, 2010, “Digging Deep: The 411 Behind Medical News Headlines,” Gary Schwitzer, publisher at HealthNewsReview.org offers vital information for health consumers to help them identify accurate and balanced news reporting.
Subsequent to publishing that post, Gary Schwitzer published his list of gems that shine among […]

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The Patient, Square in the Middle of Doctors’ Blind Spot

Monday, March 22, 2010 14:55 No Comments

Guest Post By Alan Greene, MD
Participatory Medicine and the e-Patient
Right before our eyes there’s a dark hole in what we see. Not only don’t we see some of what’s right in front of our face, but we don’t even notice the gap. Our illusion of a seamless visual world is so strong that scientists used […]

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Do You Know the Signs of a Heart Attack?

Monday, February 22, 2010 11:02 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Are you thinking about the classic Hollywood example?
The classic example of a Hollywood heart attack is a person clutching their chest, gasping for a breath and falling to the ground.
After all, Hollywood is hot for drama, and when it comes to portraying a person having a heart attack, the exaggerated […]

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