First Post: A Video About Patients Involvement in Their Own Healthcare

This is a TED talk from a patient named Dave. After Dave’s unusual battle with cancer involving doctors that didn’t think there was a way to cure him, Dave became a big proponent of empowering patients. Dave found his cure by connecting with patients with the same terminal condition as him in other parts of the country.

Dave has a truly amazing story and he has now devoted his life to empowering patients.

Dave’s story is very unique. I know not every patient can find their ‘miracle cure’ by doing what he did, but that is not his goal. Patients that are more involved in their healthcare tend to care more about their health. 

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  1. Pingback: [Reblog]Let Patients Help: A New Book Authored by e-Patient Dave deBronkart | ScienceRoll « Health and Medical News and Resources

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