Who’s in charge of healthcare? Patients should be at the head of the table.

And why this is different from ”empathy.”

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Patient Engagement is recognized to be important more than ever by healthcare organizations everywhere. While this may be a no-brainer to patients, it has not had the recognition it has deserved until recently. Why is that?

Patients have maxed out on their patience in waiting for the healthcare to value…

And why I need you to dream with me

Dr Martin Luther King Jr, I have a dream speech, hope for #zeroharm in healthcare
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As we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today, I could not let this day go without sharing my dream with you. His ‘I have a dream’ speech is remembered by many, inspires many, and will keep giving hopes to many to dream. …

I agree, Kim. The problem of our healthcare, why it looks this way right now...because there was no design at all to begin with, imho! I love your articles. Thanks for writing this thoughtful piece!

2. Embrace hiring a diverse workforce in ”leadership”.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging needs so much attention, especially in healthcare.
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My friend must be the most conscious person about being a minority. Whenever we go to a meeting of some sort, she will quickly point out “We are the only Asians.” as if I would not recognize that. When there are other Asians, she will not say anything as if…

Find how healthcare can be responding to an unforeseeable event like Jack Gentry’s story.

Teresa and Jack Gentry, wife and husband, and patient safety advocates
Teresa and Jack Gentry (image from Jack Gentry)

This was a story originally featured on MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s website, republished with permission from Jack Gentry:

In April 2013, Jack Gentry elected to have surgery to repair two bulging discs in his neck. He was looking forward to years of health and activity after a long career as…

May we all have the heart of Sammy.

A Caregiver Named Sammy. Let’s honor caregivers hidden in the talks of healthcare.
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This blog originally appeared on McKnight’s Long Term Care News, written by Martie Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ, republished with permission from the author.

It is not an unusual story. A 90-year-old man suddenly is having trouble breathing, his heart is enlarged, and his kidneys are slowing down in their functioning…

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1. Surround yourself with like-minded women.

Clearwater Beach in May 2021 at Elevate Retreat with the queens (Image credit: Malerie Veillon)

My life was hitting bottom: family, work, and me. God had a special plan for me, as it turned out, however. I will share what has worked for me, and maybe you can implement similar strategies to heal yourself.

1. Surround yourself with like-minded women.

I see this pattern repeatedly…

Soojin Jun, PharmD

Dreamer of empathetic and humble healthcare. A pharmacist who cannot stand drugs. Patient advocate for you. Owner of I am Cheese pub.

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