The Saga Continues!

Wow what an interesting month.   Believing our home in Tennessee would be ready to put back on the market by the first of March, we flew to Knoxville to meet with the contractor’s quality control person, approve the work and put the home back on the market.  When we arrived at the home, we discovered it was a long way from completion!  To say we were disappointed would be an understatement for sure.   The quality control person was just as surprised as we were and started calling people to find out why it wasn’t done.  This unleashed a series of…

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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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