The Institute for Healthcare Improvement will host a free 7 December, 2017 audio “WIHI” program on The (Careful and Kind) Patient Revolution., featuring the Mayo Clinic’s Victor Montori, MD. This Patient Revolution is “a movement based on stories. [It’s] mission is to arm people to tell stories; stories about their lives, stories about their capabilities and limitations, and stories about what risks, benefits and trade-offs look like from their point of view. We want people to tell these stories in exam rooms and hospital rooms, in their communities and in the rooms where decisions get made.” For more information and to register, see http://forms.ihi.org/next-wihi-on-december-7-at-2-pm-et-the-careful-and-kind-patient-revolution. For The (Careful and Kind) Patient Revolution website, see https://patientrevolution.org/whywerevolt/.
The John Brockington Foundation will present their 16th Annual Pro Athletes for Life Gala November 14, 2017 in San Diego. The event celebrates organ and tissue donation and the San Diego kidney and transplant communities, with proceeds to the Foundation’s patient education and patient assistance funds. For more information on the event and the Foundation, see http://www.johnbrockingtonfoundation.org/ .
Donate Life Northwest will sponsor their annual Lifesavers Breakfast November 8, 2017 in Portland OR. The event is the largest gathering of the area’s donation and transplant community. Donate Life Northwest welcomes additional Sponsors and volunteers. For more information and to RSVP, see http://www.donatelifenw.org/content/lifesavers-breakfast .
As part of a project to create free patient support educational material for CKD and dialysis patients, the organization Muse Story Telling is seeking patient stories. You can connect with them at the August 20, 2017 NKF/PKG Wellness Fair in Portland, you can email them anytime at email@example.com , or you can start with their short get-to-know-you survey at https://musestorytelling.typeform.com/to/OgVaYu .
The Home Dialysis Central blog has a recent well-received post on Kidney Failure and the Value of Acceptance that describes the setbacks that can occur while dialyzing and waiting for a transplant, and the importance of attitude. Find it at http://homedialysis.org/news-and-research/blog/215-kidney-failure-and-the-value-of-acceptance .
The 2017 RSN Essay Contest is underway. Applicants have until August 10, 2017 to submit their entry of 750 or fewer words on the topic “Describe a positive decision that you have made about your healthcare.” First place winner receives $500. Find contest rules at http://www.rsnhope.org/essay-contest/contest-rules/ . Last year’s winners are posted at http://www.rsnhope.org/index.php?id=141 .
My Employment Options will present a free Town Hall Meeting wherein six participants in the Social Security Ticket to Work program for job seekers with disabilities will talk about their experiences with the program. For information and registration see https://www.myemploymentoptions.com/webinar-registration-page/ . Early login is recommended, as the number of lines is limited.