"My Voice"

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Monday, April 18, 2011

A new publication: A Physician’s Experience as a Cancer of the Neck Patient: The Importance of Patient Participation

Journal of Participatory Medicine has posted a new paper I wrote, 'A Physician’s Experience as a Cancer of the Neck Patient: The Importance of Patient Participation '

My hope is that relating my experiences as a physician who experienced medical care from the other side of the stethoscope will help other patients, their family members, and caregivers recognize the importance of active involvement in their own care. Active involvement can help prevent medical errors and facilitate recovery.








1 comment:

  1. Dr. Brooks, thanks for all you've done as an MD toward educating the rest of the medical community about how it feels to be a patient. As a Nurse Practitioner and also an emergent CAB recipient, it was at times disheartening and/or uplifting to observe the different kinds of care delivered by the different docs and nurses while I was recovering. I've made some changes to my 'team' as a result of learning that I, myself, do better when I feel heard by my provider. I don't always need someone that hears -- sometimes I just need the best technician for the job -- but for my long term care, I really NEED have collaboration! (Read your post on Dr.Kevin's interview on Inspire)

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