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NEJM -- The View from the Other Side -- Patients, Doctors, and the Power of a Camera

Posted Nov 18 2008 12:13am

NEJM -- The View from the Other Side -- Patients, Doctors, and the Power of a Camera: "Recent work on the quality of care calls for creating a patient-centered health care system. But in order for it to be patient-centered, don't we need to understand patients' perspectives? Though I know it would be impossible to give every patient a video camera, wouldn't it be interesting to imagine what they might record if we did?"

Maybe patients can take the lead and upload their videos to google video. Maybe their doctors will be too busy to view them - but medical students might - and this will help them to become more empathetic ! This would also be a great way of networking with other patients - and helping each other out ! Patients need a chance to tell their stories - and using a video is a great way of doing this !

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