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    RE: New Book

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    Thanks for suggesting, Geri. Brian Mack is putting together a Town Hall for 3/25 and I will be a guest talking about the book. Here is a link to the book on Amazon. ------------------------------ Michael Metzler Michael Metzler Consulting, LLC Medfield ...

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    The Society for Participatory Medicine has once again added its voice to a letter endorsing an AHRQ seeking more research on some of the most critical health system issues raised by COVID-19.  We are in good company. The are 118 signatories that include ...

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    Thank you Peter. I was amazed by the bio of Nicholas Christakis on Wikipedia. Ordered his Connected to put my toe in the water, and will watch his TED talks. Based on a first impression, I would say that he takes the concept of social determinants of ...

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    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V2Mcqhvf9S98bAIK1UvBPa8ks75Obf8O/edit#gid=1741809881 Google Docs 2.23.21 agenda.xlsx Sheet1 Society for Participatory Medicine Board Meeting 2/23/2021 6-7:30pm ET Board ...

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    RE: VAERS

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    No, VAERS is not a reliable source of informatiion about COVID vaccine side effects. VAERS is a list of reported events that occur after a vaccination. It does not attempt to determine causality. ------------------------------ Every good deed is worth ...

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    RE: Storytelling

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    I edit for a number of science-y types who have the added disadvantage of having English as their second language. Thus, most of what they read in English, and thus how they learn the nuances of English, is via science writing in their specific fields. ...

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    Yesterday's Wall Street Journal had a great article about how patients are taking the lead in research regarding COVID-19. Click below for a link to the article. Covid-19 Patients Are Doing Their Own Research ------------------------------ ...

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    The event description sounds good. I'm looking forward to it. H U M A G I N A R I U M Robert S. Becker, PhD, CEO https://www.humaginarium.com (312) 788-7719

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    Sorry for the error in posting! Mary https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1f5btLeygi-3keE3GoKFF31q7tzuw2I_v?usp=sharing ------------------------------ mary hennings concord ma 978-369-2759 ------------------------------

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    Hi Robert, I think it depends where you look, what you have access to, and what you call it:  health promotion, patient education, shared decision making, health communication, etc.  Many of us have spent decades creating interactive, engaging content ...

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    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1PE181cZim-5BrblWOW2t48cArWkA2T0i The link to the folder with board materials for 1.26.21 is above. Thanks, Mary Hennings Interim Board Chair ------------------------------ mary hennings concord ma 978-369-2759 ...

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    For those who are interested, more information can be accessed at ResearchtothePeople (website https://www.researchtothepeople.org/ and Slack researchtothepeople). If you have any questions, difficulties in plugging in, or comments, I am happy to help. ...

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    This looks great. Thanks for sharing it! ------------------------------ Erin Moriarty Wade Self-employed Boca Raton FL 404.931.2377 ------------------------------

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    SPM members are collaborating to offer a free screening Dr. Jessica Zitter's new film on #familycaregiver burden later this month for HCPs: Family Caregivers need more support both from care teams. Healthcare providers are invited to join a  free ...

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    Excellent tip, thank you Brenda. The lead author Len Berry is a venerable master of marketing science, a learned amplifier of the voice of the customer. The article leverages the theory of learned helplessness, a pillar of positive psychology discovered ...

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    RE: Journal Review

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    Thanks John, I was hoping you'd say that. Hope you had a nice Christmas... Are you down in Bradenton? ------------------------------ It's A Great Day To Be Alive Cathy Bandy Tampa Bay, Florida jerzeycate@gmail.com ------------------------------

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    Michael, thanks again for your original post. Please forgive me if I took things off track. Personally, I think everything is connected so we will persevere. Peter, thanks for your cogent description of aerosols outdoors. Your description lines up ...

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    I'm fond of lifting pearls of wisdom from unlikely places, like popular culture for example. I think it was Bob Dylan who said, "don't criticize what you can't understand."  Do patients understand medicine and healthcare? I think not. I doubt that ...

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    @Danny Sands Well done, my friend. I'm sure the few minutes of opened time will swell shortly.  ​ ------------------------------ Danny van Leeuwen Health Hats www.health-hats.com @healthhats ------------------------------

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    Board Materials

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    Board Agenda Link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vV2tLYOGXq6k3D4s5qeti8qw5mNZjEwq/edit#gid=647762765 ------------------------------ mary hennings concord ma 978-369-2759 ------------------------------

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    Transparent communication in healthcare. Connection, trust, control. Research to practice. Change management. Community organizing. @Liz Salmi tells her story of OpenNotes. Listen to podcast episode here https://www.health-hats.com/pod102 ...

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    I love it when people do that, Peter! The docs I've had who've done that with me--they are exceptional. And what I've found is that THOSE are the docs practicing in my health care system who, it seems, wind up leaving not just the system, but medical ...

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    Hello, I am doing some freelance work for a company that helps connect patients and their physicians with Clinical Trials and other pre-approval treatment options. I was wondering if any physicians here might be able to speak with me for a few minutes ...

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    John, The event is online, so you can attend. Best Marilyn ------------------------------ Marilyn Mann Kensington, Maryland @MarilynMann (301) 520-5488 ------------------------------

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    This Giving Tuesday, why not consider a donation to the Society? It's quick, it's easy, and it may be tax-deductible (depending on your tax situation)! http://participatorymedicine.org/donate/ I'm going to donate right now... :) Best, John ------------------------------ ...

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    For anyone who is interested to attend: the 1st Caregiver Visionary Awards are taking place on Facebook Live on Tuesday, Nov 24. Please share - half the point of the awards is to raise awareness about the impact on family caregivers and how individuals ...

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    Board Materials

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    Hi All, I hope you are all well. Please find a link to board materials and agenda for next Tuesday's meeting. Happy Thanksgiving. Mary https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QXnjn8BIAAqIeCq1ynW0-alupzoAJSQb/edit#gid=1511550919 Google Docs ...

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    Hi everyone! I'm Chris, from Abridge. We recently joined the Society for Participatory Medicine because we believe our goals are aligned with SPM's Manifesto. In particular, the tenets of helping patients and clinicians "Share and Listen" and "Share ...

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    Person-included research, co-production, tragedy, grief, health equity, and relationships in life and research. Chat with Amy Price of Stanford and BMJ. https://www.health-hats.com/everyone-included-research . ------------------------------ ...

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    Hi All, Please find materials for tomorrow's special board meeting. Thanks, Mary Agenda link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PwU0ZW4BgHqQ9_2GrdMwywbcC21W5aRs-uv57k1T7n8/edit#gid=0 ED Sub-Group Discussion Notes link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gq5MtJH3JGpLZtpaVMNsCJTwE6BPYt8Z/edit ...

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    I don't know her, @Susan Woods . But I'll reach out. You can, too. It's a very good idea.​ ------------------------------ Danny Sands Board Co-chair Danny@ParticipatoryMedicine.org Danny@DrDannySands.com http://DrDannySands.com +1-617-256-4775 ---- ...

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    Failure Ink

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    Amazing includes failure, frequent failure. Hearing about a failure, we naturally ask, 'And then what happened? What did you learn? What eventually worked?' A brief podcast episode with Health Hats. Podcast episode   ------------------------------ ...

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    Hi Dave Thanks very much this. Regards Ken ------------------------------ Ken Masters Researcher / Academic SQU, Oman ------------------------------

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    Neely Williams, change agent, pastor, attending to communities' spiritual and physical health through engagement and profound listening. Health Hats, the Podcast episode https://www.health-hats.com/minister-to-community-spirit/ ------------------------------ ...

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    Ummm, I checked with two browsers before I posted. The error message is below. YOU can access the black links because you are on the Board. The problem is (and has been for a long time) that the Board by default stores pretty much everything it does ...

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    If Brad is having trouble logging on to Connect, he should let Danny Sands know. ------------------------------ Every good deed is worth doing. Peter Elias Lifetime member Prior Member-at-large of the SPM Board Retired Family Physician Family Physician ...

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    Thanks Peter.  I added them to the show notes ------------------------------ Danny van Leeuwen Health Hats www.health-hats.com @healthhats ------------------------------

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    This has been a much discussed concern for years. Too much of the conversation has focused on why our membership remains small rather than how to invite, inspire, engage and retain more members. (I've been guilty of that.) Discussing how we got here ...

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    Thank you @Adrian Gropper ! Though kudos go to @Michael Millenson as he did the heavy lifting​​. Thank you also to the BOD and @Danny Sands who made sure that the letter was reviewed and approved in a timely matter.​ ------------------------------ ...

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    Thanks for posting this Katherine and for all the great work you and @Mitchell Li did to put this together. I highly recommend people check it out. ​Direct Primary Care is a very interesting model and also seems like a way for clinicians to thrive vs ...

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