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My life as a type I diabetic

“So what happened here,” and my doctor would point to a single blood sugar from three Thursdays ago, a 243 mg/dL at 3 am. And I wracked my brain trying to remember what happened that night. Had I changed my pump site before bed? Sometimes that causes a high afterwards. Did I eat a snack … Continue reading My life as a type I diabetic

2017 Workshop – Rochester

2017 Workshop – Rochester   Monday, October 23rd 7:30- 8:00 AM 8:00 – 9:00 AM   9:00 -9:30 AM Registration Plenary: Where have we been this year? Setting the stage for our two days together Kasey Boehmer, MPH — slides   video Coffee Break – Move to Breakout Rooms 9:30 – 10:45 AM Large Workshop: My Life, … Continue reading 2017 Workshop – Rochester

Shared Decision Making Called for by the Situation of Suffering

By Ian Hargraves, Maggie Breslin, Nassim Jafarinaimi Healthcare, like any care, is the product of what people can do and who they can be for each other in the midst of suffering. The relationship of people attending to suffering finds its most direct expression in contemporary healthcare in the relationship of patient and clinician.  The … Continue reading Shared Decision Making Called for by the Situation of Suffering

Decision aids that facilitate elements of shared decision making in chronic illnesses

Submitted by Thomas Wieringa Shared decision making (SDM) is a patient-centered approach in which clinicians and patients work together to find and choose the best course of action for each patient’s particular situation [1]. This approach is pertinent to the care of patients with chronic conditions [2]. Six key elements of shared decision making can … Continue reading Decision aids that facilitate elements of shared decision making in chronic illnesses

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