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Making Treatment Decisions in the Midst of Chaos

When the diagnosis is murky and the best treatment is unclear, patients must make treatment decisions amidst chaos and information overload. Co-Editor-in-Chief Joe Graedon shares his experience in navigating this tricky territory.

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The Challenges of Conceptualizing Patient Engagement in Health Care: A Lexicographic Literature Review

The term “patient engagement” is at risk of becoming a vague buzzterm, as it lacks a shared definition. This paper aims to pinpoint the key conceptualizations of “patient engagement” from recent academic literature, in order to deepen understanding of the term.

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Lessons Learned from Implementing a Multi-Year, Multi-Project Public Engagement Initiative to Better Inform Governmental Public Health Policy Decisions

Case Abstracts of a Multi-Year, Multi-Project Public Engagement Initiative to Better Inform Governmental Public Health Policy Decisions

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But You Said I Wouldn’t Need Radiation

Which physician would you rather have as a patient? Here a breast cancer survivor analyzes the communication styles of two of her doctors — the first left her anxious and bereft, while the second helped her feel informed and hopeful.

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Going Digital with Patients: Managing Potential Liability Risks of Patient-Generated Electronic Health Information

“What Brings You In Today?” Assessing and Addressing Potential Cross-Cultural Communication Gaps

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Making Treatment Decisions in the Midst of Chaos

When the diagnosis is murky and the best treatment is unclear, patients must make treatment decisions amidst chaos and information overload. Co-Editor-in-Chief Joe Graedon shares his experience in navigating this tricky territory.

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Lightning Goes to Ground

Participatory Care in the Nursing Home Setting

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Just Text Me: Using SMS Technology for Collaborative Patient Mood Charting

Mood 24/7 is an innovation in traditional mood charting that uses text-messaging technology and may increase patient engagement and accuracy in reporting mood symptoms.

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Implementing an Interoperable Personal Health Record in Pediatrics: Lessons Learned at an Academic Children’s Hospital

Innovations in Participatory Medicine: The Advent of Do-It-Yourself Blood Glucose Monitoring

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Book Review: The Girl on the 6th Floor

Written by the father of an encephalitis survivor, this book shows participatory medicine at its best.

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Book Review: A Cure for Asthma? What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You — And Why

Book Review: Chronic Resilience

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