sondheimlolcats:

ILL DRINK 2 DAT.
SO WILL MADDIE FAIGEL.

sondheimlolcats:

ILL DRINK 2 DAT.

SO WILL MADDIE FAIGEL.


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Amy Lynn Smith (@ALSWrite) on her idea of a healthier world

Hey, that’s me!


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In Erin’s ideal world, patients would have access to affordable care when and where they need it.


I imagine a healthier world where patients are at the center of a healthcare team that includes family/friends.


What an amazing first day at TEDMED! My brain already feels very full. So many inspiring speakers, so many great conversations with other delegates — especially about healthcare reform, patient care and the story of my jacket from The Walking Gallery.

What an amazing first day at TEDMED! My brain already feels very full. So many inspiring speakers, so many great conversations with other delegates — especially about healthcare reform, patient care and the story of my jacket from The Walking Gallery.


Today’s the first day of TEDMED! We’ll be “unlocking imagination,” and were asked for three words to describe the future healthcare we envision. I imagine a healthier world that is patient-centered, integrative and compassionate.

Today’s the first day of TEDMED! We’ll be “unlocking imagination,” and were asked for three words to describe the future healthcare we envision. I imagine a healthier world that is patient-centered, integrative and compassionate.


Things to remember: 1) The worth of character; 2) The improvement of talent; 3) The influence of example; 4) The joy of origination; 5) The dignity of simplicity; 6) The success of perseverance.
Marshall Field (thinkexist.com)

Good thoughts heading into TEDMED 2014.


Great Challenges #5 - Role of the Patient

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Patient empowerment can be a double-edged sword. From hospitals and insurance companies to doctors and patients themselves, much of the medical system increasingly treats patients as “customers” or “consumers,” terms that some people love and others hate. The appropriate role of the patient is to be determined – and the Great Challenges community believes that the following questions will shape that role. Share your thoughts! 

  • How do we empower patients to make healthier decisions?
  • What is the patient’s role from his or her perspective?
  • What is the role of healthy people (non-patients) in healthcare?

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The role of the patient is something I think about every day, and these questions are among the most important to consider. Until patients are fully engaged in their own care, we can never achieve a truly patient-centered healthcare model.

For nearly everyone, that means starting where you are and realizing that your ideal of health may not be the same as someone else’s. Measures of health often go beyond a medical definition. So encouraging patients to be more engaged means not forcing them into someone else’s health ideal. As patients, we are all more than numbers on the chart. We are the sum of our many parts — mind, body and spirit.



explore-blog:

Edith Windsor on love and the truth about equality – a typographic homage by Debbie Millman, painstakingly made by hand with gold leaf and felt letters on hand-quilted felt.
Prints available here, benefiting SAGE, a nonprofit providing support and care for LGBTQ senior citizens. 

explore-blog:

Edith Windsor on love and the truth about equality – a typographic homage by Debbie Millman, painstakingly made by hand with gold leaf and felt letters on hand-quilted felt.

Prints available here, benefiting SAGE, a nonprofit providing support and care for LGBTQ senior citizens.