The odyssey of sustained community engagement at Cambridge Health Alliance with Janice John and Jamila Xible. Cross-pollination of expertise and employment. Read More
Embedded researcher, Matt Hudson. Partnerships, self-reflection, values, equity. Treat illness in service of community prosperity. An instruction manual.
These three stories, my doctor and me, equity in health systems, care of children with severe heart problems, all contain a problem desperately needing fixing, choices – some based as research, others not – some action taken or no action. How can we continually learn from experience, share that cumulative experience to inform future choice-making and action?
Some people pull hand-over-hand for strands of hope and opportunity in the quicksand of tragedy. The entire family strains to recover from the grief of addiction. I appreciate Sarah Cloud’s person-first approach. People are expert in their own lives. Expert means they know much. Experts still need help connecting dots, creating and executing plans, facing pain, and loving self. Check out Sarah’s series about Mama and Papa Paca.
US worse in maternal mortality among rich nations. Black women 2.5x more likely to die than white women. Drs. Whitt & Masinter discuss fragmented care and info. Read More
Nurture spirit for best health. Death, dying, grief, trauma weaken and ++ connections, music, art, mindfulness, gratitude strengthen the spirit. A mystery indeed.
Another member of my health team, Endre Papp, massage therapist, Making the best use of an engineer and designer’s approach to bodywork. Good for what ails me. Read More
Following my person-first approach to health, let’s start with people’s circumstances and life flow, put testing into a context of managing the risk of COVID-19. Then let’s tackle what testing even means, what to expect from testing, and then circle back to the person – how do the results impact our circumstances and life flow? Read More