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  1. Jacky
    September 29, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    It’s so scary to realize how many of us (myself included), have no clue
    about all these important health care issues. I work with a community of
    co-workers and clients who have faced chronic and terminal illnesses
    and have not had these conversations or considered any role that they
    could play in controlling their own health care journeys. They just do
    what they’re told (or don’t). How can these ‘caregivers’ and patients
    learn how to do this? How do nursing schools, medical schools,
    healthcare administrators’ schools prepare them, if at all?

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    • Danny van Leeuwen
      September 29, 2012 @ 7:56 am

      Interesting. Makes me think of the TIGER newsletter team I’m working with. We wrote an article recently that one way to increase the use of electronic medical records was for nurses to use them more for themselves and their families. So, the question of how can healthcare professional schools prepare professionals to be advocates is a good. I feel another post coming on.

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  2. Ileana Balcu
    September 26, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    Love this post, Danny!

    Another book to take in the hospital (a checklist book actually) is SPM colleague’s Elisabeth Bailey The Patient’s Checklist
    http://thepatientschecklist.com/

    Now off to check the book you recommended!

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    • Danny van Leeuwen
      September 29, 2012 @ 7:57 am

      Thanks Ileana, I’ll put Bailey’s book on my reading list

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