Archive for July, 2015

  • We Are Still Falling Short On End-of-Life Care: I Like “The Conversation Project” As A Meaningful Intervention!

    There is a great resource that can benefit all of us regarding end-of-life wishes for our care.  The Conversation Project, co-founded by Ellen Goodman and Len Fishman, in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, provides people with meaningful guidance and information on this sensitive and emotional subject. As stated on their website, “The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping […]
  • Learning to Cope With Violence and Trauma

    Whether someone is dealing with the psychological trauma associated with natural disasters (see our Institute of Medicine Report, “Healthy, Resilient and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery”), or from violence in our communities or war zones, coping with post-traumatic challenges is all too common for far too many people. I found the article, “Coping with Traumatic […]
  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Needs and Deserves Our Support!

    I urge everyone to take the time to write their legislators to support funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). This Modern Healthcare Editorial by Merrill Goozner, “Save AHRQ; Spend More on Delivery System R&D”, makes a compelling argument as to why this is important to all stakeholders!