Patient Engagement Leadership Series Part 1: Clinical Trial Participants Are Medical Heroes

Patient Engagement Leadership Series Part 1:  Clinical Trial Participants Are Medical Heroes “I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.”  ~ Maya Angelou In Embracing the Patient Centric Culture, I discussed the paradigm shift facing healthcare. “Instead of doing things for or to the patient, now the goal must be empowering and working in partnership with the elevate the perspectives of patients and caregivers, incorporating their needs and priorities…. Building active listening to, or obtaining a continuous stream of insights from patients and caregivers into [...]

Embracing The Patient-Centric Culture

Embracing The Patient-Centric Culture American physicist and philosopher, Thomas Kuhn said that throughout history, science goes through periods of “normal science” and change.  In periods of “normal science,” everyone is “committed to the same rules and standards for scientific practice,” Kuhn wrote in his 1962 book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.  Change occurs when this existing paradigm fails to adequately “meet the problems posed by an environment that [existing institutions] have, in part, created.”1 This type of transformation - which Kuhn called a paradigm shift - can be as tumultuous as a political revolution.  Today we are seeing [...]