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Archive for the ‘Patient Advocacy’ Category

Patient Advocacy’s Power in Giving Voice to Minority Clients

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Posted on March 12th, 2021 by Bettina Carlson, under COVID-19 Stories, Diversity, Healthcare Reform, Patient Advocacy, Social

Racial Disparity in Healthcare COVID-19, with its large-scale impact on our entire country (and beyond), has exposed what many already know - the disparities in healthcare; and it propelled them into our consciousness! One of the disparities is... Continue Reading »

Cultural Considerations in Health Care

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Posted on December 7th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Caregiving, Leadership, Patient Advocacy, Something New

Today, I repost this blog post from September 2019. Due to COVID-19 restriction, hospitals, and congregate-care facilities, and to some degree medical offices, often don't allow anyone but the patient inside. Misunderstandings based on cultural... Continue Reading »

My Father’s Death During The Pandemic

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Posted on October 30th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under COVID-19 Stories, Death & Dying, Patient Advocacy, Seniors

My father died three months into the coronavirus pandemic. Not of COVID-19. But because of despair and a broken heart.  He was 83 years old. He lived in a beautiful Assisted Living facility, with great staff members. He had his own room... Continue Reading »

Why do I call myself an ”empathy enthusiast”?

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Posted on October 13th, 2020 by Guest Blogger, under Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy, Something New

Recently, I have been getting this question a lot, and I think it deserves an explanation. I think a lot about healthcare, probably more than I should. The thought became “me” in a way that I just naturally think about it all the time... Continue Reading »

Cultural Considerations in Healthcare

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Posted on June 9th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Patient Advocacy, Social

In the fall of 2019, we posted a blog on “Cultural Considerations in Healthcare”. In light of the current cultural challenges, I would like to repost this topic and have added some information as it pertains to African Americans particularly in... Continue Reading »

Heart Beats

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Posted on February 20th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Heart Disease, Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

Heart Basics We all know that our heart beats and beats and beats, working hard for us. But do we know what actually happens when our heart beats?  First of all, our heart is a muscular organ. “An organ is a group of tissues that... Continue Reading »

Experiences in the Age of Dementia

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Posted on February 5th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Alzheimer's and Dementia, Caregiver, Caregiving, Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

I just came across this quote from The Purple Sherpa (https://www.thepurplesherpa.org), and immediately thought of how true this is in my own relationship with my father: When you think about whether to visit someone who’s living with... Continue Reading »