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Coaching for Peak Performance and Best Health – 2021 #153

By Advocate, Caregiver, ePatient, Family man, Leader, Musician, Podcasts

Coaching, critical to my success in life, art, politics, advocacy. Still need to do my own work & make choices. Listen to a session with one of my coaches, Jan Oldenburg.

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Covid-19: End-of-Life Choices

By Advocate, Caregiver, ePatient, Family man, Podcasts

At least 67,000 individuals have died of Covid19 in the US and 244K worldwide so far. Each death is a family’s grief. How do we advocate for ourselves, each other? Palliative care = feeling less miserable. Have you discussed end-of-life and palliative care with your family? Do it now.

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Bioethics: Autonomy. For Me, On Behalf of Me.

By Advocate, Caregiver, Clinician, ePatient, Leader, Podcasts

Bioethics, the term first coined by someone (who is a controversy) in 1971, includes four principles – respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence (do no harm), beneficence (for me, on behalf of me), and justice. Ken Goodman spoke about two of the four principles autonomy and beneficence. As with much when you start peeling back the layers, bioethics are not simple, not black and white, rather shades of grey.

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Partner with People at the Center End-to-End

By Advocate, Caregiver, Clinician, ePatient, Informaticist, Leader, Podcasts, Researcher

Despite what anyone tells you, Clinical Decision Support (CDS) is an experiment. It only gets better with use. We, patients and caregivers, should try it, whatever it is, and learn. Learn what helps us make decisions and what doesn’t.

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Lessons from the Clowns When Going to the Doctor’s

By Caregiver, Clinician, ePatient, Family man, Podcasts

What can the clowns can teach us as patients and caregivers about relaxing, reading the room, figuring out what you’re there to do, and not ending up more stressed than you went in. Maybe even having a bit of fun. In this podcast we will speak with Jason Stewart, a clown at Boston Children’s and listen in on a working session I led at the National Caregiving Conference in Chicago this past November, entitled, Reading the Room and Yourself. Lessons We Can Learn from the Clowns When We Go to the Doctor’s Office.  Lessons from the clowns? Humor, humanity, failure. Reading the room. You are not alone. Read More