• Compassionate Care Curriculum

    Normalcy, Solidarity and Everything in Between

    Dr. Patrick Corrigan is one of the most eminent researchers in the field of mental illness stigma. He recently published…


  • Patient Engagement

    From Person-Centered Moments to Person-Centered Culture

    Many organizations and healthcare professionals have person-centered aspirations and perceive their model of care to be person-centered. However, the complexities…


  • Patient Engagement

    Where do Palliative Care Patients “Fit” in the Emergency Department?

    The opportunity to observe the organization of care for people nearing the end-of-life in the emergency department (ED) has been…


  • Patient Engagement

    Anything but Routine

    A few months ago my friend “Sophia” told me she was preparing to have a hysterectomy. The surgery was medically…


  • Patient Engagement

    Bridging the Normal/Disabled Divide

    How disability is understood and addressed in healthcare practices has been critiqued by disability scholars and advocates for the last…


  • Compassionate Care Curriculum

    The Hidden Curriculum of Assessment

    Have you ever wondered what students learn from taking exams in medical school? We know they learn an enormous amount…


  • Patient Engagement

    Can Compassion as a Way of Being Improve Healthcare

    A blog request for a compassion way of being came in as I was packing to leave for Australia, so…


  • Compassionate Care Curriculum

    Education and the Health Professions: A Time for Radical Change?

    Where do the problems start? How words are used, issues of power, hierarchy, disrespect for different perceptions – the inability…


  • Compassionate Care Curriculum

    Unquestionable Truth? “People go into medicine because they are caring”

    “We all know that people enter the medical profession because they are caring.” Messages like these are pervasive at medical…


  • Patient Engagement

    Children “At Risk”: Developmental Trauma and the Training Gap

    Developmental trauma can be broadly defined as traumatic or adverse experiences that occur chronically to children, within the context of…