♥ My posts picked up by MedPage Today‘s KevinMD.com include:
♥ Heart Attack Symptoms in Women – In Their Own Words
♥ Patients Are Not to Blame for Miscommunication About Cardiac Stents
♥ Five Rules for Living Well with Chronic Illness
♥ Being a Patient is an Unforgettable Form of Medical Education
♥ What Patients With Heart Disease Can Learn From Cancer Patients
♥ The Power of Engaging Peer-to-Peer Health Care
♥ Physican Burnout: Don’t Blame the Patient
♥ My posts for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) include:
♥ Carolyn Thomas: Why Physicians Must Stop Saying: “We Are All Patients“ – BMJ
♥ Carolyn Thomas: My Experience of Patient Peer Review – BMJ
♥ Carolyn Thomas: Yet Another Cardiac Risk Calculator? – BMJ
♥ What I Wish I’d Known Before my Hospital Discharge – BMJ
.♥ My posts picked up by Better Health’s Grand Rounds include:
♥ Make Time Now, so You Can Have Time Later
♥ What We Can Learn About Medicine From Watching ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
♥ Should Heart Patients Make a Bucket List?
♥ It Wasn’t Heart Disease – But What Was It?
♥ Why We Keep Telling – and Re-Telling – Our Heart Attack Stories
♥ Surprising Trends in Women’s Heart Disease
♥ How Did This Heart Drug Get Approved In The First Place?
♥ My posts picked up by The Center for Advancing Health’s Prepared Patient® Forum include:
♥ A Patient Responds to What ‘Experts’ Say About Patient Engagement
♥ Caring for the Whole Patient
♥ Confessions of a Non-Compliant Patient
♥ Is Your Doctor Paying Attention?
♥ “We are all patients.” No, you’re not
♥ Medical Jargon: Do You Need a Translator?
♥ Looking for Meaning in a Meaningless Diagnosis
♥ Patient Engagement? How About Doctor Engagement?
♥ “Healthy Privilege: When You Just Can’t Imagine Being Sick
♥ When You Fear Being Labelled a “Difficult” Patient
♥ Study: “91% discharged from hospital without care plan”
♥ “I Care About You” – and Other Things to Say to Sick Friends
♥ Why You’ll Listen to Me – But Not to Your Doctor
♥ A Second Opinion from Dr. Google
♥ Do Patients Really Hear What Doctors Tell Them?
♥ Is it Post-Heart Attack Depression – or Just Feeling Sad?
♥ When Patients Demand Treatments That Won’t Work
♥ My posts picked up by The Mighty include:
♥ Reconsidering What ‘Returning to Normal’ Means in the Time of COVID-19 (orginally published here in my essay “When This is Over, Will It Be ‘Over’?”)
♥ Navigating the Five Stages of Experiential Learning with Chronic Illness (originally published here in my essay “Experiential Learning: How Patients Go From Novice to Expert”)
♥ How Becoming Ill Is Like Moving to a Foreign Country – (originally published here in my essay “Welcome To Your New Country”)
♥ Why Health Care Providers Shouldn’t Say “We Are All Patients” (originally published here in my essay “We Are All Patients. No, You’re Not”)
♥ Other published guest posts include:
♥ Can Early Warning Symptoms Predict a Heart Attack? – MediaPlanet / Chatelaine
♥ Patient Perspective: When Doctors Use Words That Hurt – Cardiometabolic Chronicle (see pages 29-30)
♥ When Physicians Have the Power to Sting or to Support – The Patient Revolution
♥ “Experts by Experience”: A Compilation of Patient Stories e-book (my essay “Welcome To Your New Country” is on page 8) – Stanford University School of Medicine/ Inspire
♥ Why Gender Matters When it Comes to Heart Disease – World Heart Federation on World Heart Day 2015
♥ How Women Can Tell if They’re Headed for a Heart Attack – World Heart Federation on World Heart Day 2015
♥ Welcome to Your New Country: A Heart Patient on her “Travels” With Heart Disease – Stanford School of Medicine SCOPE
♥ The Day I Made Peace with an Errant Organ
♥ Misdiagnosis: Is it What Doctors Think, or HOW They Think?
♥ When Drugs That Help Turn Into Drugs That Harm
♥ Why Does Your Arm Hurt During a Heart Attack?
♥ Heart Sisters: A Patient Voice in the Fight Against Heart Disease in Women
♥ 10 Things I Didn’t Know About Angioplasty Until I Read This Book
♥ Self-Tracking, Skinny Jeans and ‘Stark Raving Narcissism’: When the Elephant in the Room Has No Smartphone
♥ Engaging Patients In Care Planning – What Providers Say And How They Say It Matters
♥ Patient Privacy, Modesty and Staff Burnout
♥ How To Turn A Condition Into a Disease by “Selling Sickness”
♥ Top 10 Tips on How to Treat Patients
♥ Experts: Why So Wrong So Often?
♥ “God Punishes Bad Children” – or, Why You Have Heart Disease
♥ The Myth of the “Hollywood Heart Attack”
♥ Does Surviving a Heart Attack Make You a Better Person?
NOTE FROM CAROLYN: I wrote much more about these and other cardiac issues in my book, “A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease” . You can ask for it at your local library or favourite bookshop, or order it online (paperback, hardcover or e-book) at Amazon. Or if you order it directly from my publisher, Johns Hopkins University Press (use the JHUP code HTWN), you will save 20% off the list price).