PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Patients are not just passive recipients of health care. They can be active partners in the process. At a free, public evening discussion Dec. 8 at the Brown University School of Professional Studies, three panelists will share their stories about the importance of becoming a full member of their own care team.
- Dave deBronkart, also known on the Internet as “e-Patient Dave,” is the author of Let Patients Help: A Patient Engagement Handbook.
- Pat Mastors is the CEO of Pear Health LLC. She was a news and medical reporter at several New England television stations and wrote Design to Survive: 9 Ways an IKEA Approach Can Fix Health Care & Save Lives.
- Kerri Sparling recently published her first book, Balancing Diabetes, and writes the diabetes blog Six Until Me.
At the event titled, “How Super-Patients Activate Their Super-Powers,” the speakers will discuss examples from their own lives as patients and advocates and describe the importance of patient engagement across three dimensions of care: acute, chronic, and crisis.
Brown University School of Professional Studies
200 Dyer Street, Providence
Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.