Telling Stories shines a light on the patient experience for patients to feel less alone, for caretakers to gather strength, and for healthcare workers to gain insights on what being a patient truly means.
While each person’s story is different and unique to that individual, there are also common events that can occur, regardless of the illness, whether it’s:
It’s time to shine a light and take these individual experiences and share them with others so patients can feel less alone, caregivers can gather new strength, and healthcare workers can develop a deeper appreciation of the patient experience.
Join me as I weave interviews with patients into a narrative of the patient journey from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. The collective voices provide the emotional power and incentive to make a better path.
Listening, distilling, and giving voice to the concerns of others are the skills Laurie Reed developed over 20 years of marketing research for two leading international companies. Laurie holds a Master’s of Science degree and a Certificate in Patient Advocacy, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Throughout her years of professional experience in media communications and healthcare, it has been Laurie’s primary passion to ensure representation of the voice of the customer in strategic planning, decision-making, and policy.
Telling Stories to Change Lives provides information on the patient experience for yourself or for someone you care for as a caregiver, a friend, or a healthcare worker.
Medical gaslighting is a practice that needs to stop. It causes harm to patients. Education and training programs for healthcare professionals must be adjusted to address this issue.
I am pleased to share The Baltimore Sun published my Op-Ed on the important issue of Medical Gaslighting.
Braving Chemo offers an honest, detailed, and practical template on how to prepare for and navigate one of the more arduous steps in the patient journey.
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