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  Well I have been silent for quite a long time. I have been trying to find my way forward for months. The groups working on Pursuing Perfection in Whatcom County have accomplished much: Direct involvement of patients in the design of chronic care system and processes, Shared Care Plan, Clinical Care Specialist role, Groups […]

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Shared Care Plan. This is a very exciting program. Shared Care Plan is clearly a major step forward in improving the communication between… [:: Chemo Chronicles '04 ::] Craig Miles writes, “As a cancer patient, I deal with my cancer as a chronic illness and I found this document to be better than anything I […]

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Building Trust: In Business, Politics, Relationships, and Life, by Flores and Solomon is a really good book. I rank it with The Wisdom of Insecurity, by Alan Watts as two of the┬ámost mind altering books I have read. Watts turned the conventional wisdom of insecurity on it’s head, essentially showing that security or fixedness is […]

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Dawn Gauthier reports on Shared Care Plan award

PatientPowered.org wins award! PatientPowered.org was recently recognized by receiving a silver eHealthcare Leadership Award in the category “Best Care/Disease Management Site”. This award was presented by eHealthcare Strategy and Trends at their annual “Leveraging Technology and the Internet” conference … (click here to read)

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Narrative in Medicine

My invaluable assistant, Jill Hickok, told me about an NPR presentation on the use of story telling in medicine. We are trying to do something similar in Whatcom County to heighten the awareness and understanding of the relational aspects of medicine, especially chronic conditions. We are coming to believe that among all the change and stresses […]

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