Less Can Be More in Patient Storytelling

Less Can Be More in Patient Storytelling

Healthcare professionals are increasingly recognizing the importance of including patient stories. However, it can be challenging and time consuming to share first-person patient stories (told by the patient through video, verbal or written). While there is an important role for these stories, informal or third-person stories are a great way to include the patient experience in healthcare meetings.

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Stop Saying “That’s My Two Cents”

Stop Saying “That’s My Two Cents”

Last week I had a huge aha moment. I realized (with the help of my business coach) that I am constantly undermining myself by giving people an out when it comes to listening to my opinion or following my advice. I wasn’t standing behind my words when I used the phrase - that’s my two cents.

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Patient Advocacy — A Rocky Ride With Lessons to Learn

Patient Advocacy — A Rocky Ride With Lessons to Learn

Each time you hit a roadblock or bump in the road, you gain experience and learn lessons that better prepare you for this ongoing journey. While it can be a rocky ride, advocating for yourself or loved ones can also be very rewarding and may even smooth out the road ahead for another patient.

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