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August 2013
Aug 27, 2013 12:13 PM

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SUMMARY: Already harried system is not ready for rising home-care demand.

When patient advocate Donna Davis helped a friend navigate the transition from hospital to home care, she encountered a vexing problem. Hospital and home-care workers "just tell you what to do," Davis recalls. "It's that paternalistic: ‘We will make the decision for you. We will tell you when to go home. We will tell you how to go home.'"

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ALL, About the healthcare system , Finding your way through the system, Stories about caregiver experiences  
  

Aug 12, 2013 1:59 PM
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SUMMARY: Sholom Glouberman comments on the July 29th New York Times article “Scientists Seek to Rein in Diagnoses of Cancer” that discusses the fact that many diagnoses of cancer are of conditions that, though pre-malignant or not life-threatening, are labelled as cancer and frighten patients into seeking “what may be unneeded and potentially harmful treatments.”

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ALL, About the healthcare system  
  
June 2013

Jun 17, 2013 11:11 AM

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SUMMARY: Most healthcare systems are working hard to exceed their patients’ expectations and understand that the long term benefits to the patient and organization are manifold. Read which strategic objectives can lead to a state-of-the-art service model, and better healthcare experiences overall.

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