Is Patient Centered Care a Myth?

I have written previously about Patient Centered care, health care that establishes a partnership among practitioners and patients, where the patient is respected and has input into his or her care.  Seems like a fairly simple concept but, as you will see in this post from my friend and fellow PwP Alan Zimmerman, patient involvement was not wanted during his recent hospital stay and any attempts to get involved were discouraged by doctors at the hospital and the VA. Alan is a member of the Parkinson’s Foundation Patient Advisory Council, advocates with the Public Policy group at the Michael J…

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The Sarasota Experiment Results Are In!

As I noted in the previous post, it had been over four months since I posted anything at all and a busy four months they were.  In April we decided the Sarasota experiment was a success and that we should sell our Tennessee home and move to Sarasota full time.  In Sarasota I am able to pedal for Parkinson’s twice a week, play tennis two to three times a week, attend a Dance for PD class once a week along with yoga, tai chi and general exercise classes.  And I don’t have to travel 45 minutes to attend any class,…

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