In 2016, I was diagnosed with brain cancer. Watch what I do next!
Cancer is filled with uncertainty. We can draw lessons from my experiences because they are not only my experiences: they are our experiences. We all face uncertainty.
Recently I have been talking about patient-centered healthcare, and I offered a philosophical take on patient empowerment, drawing from my own experience. One important suggestion I advanced is that both patients and medical teams share common ground: asking why? In this post I focus on the patient experience. In the future we will see this question framed for researchers. Patients are often frustrated, …
Philosophy is highly technical, specialists writing only for other specialists, and those unfamiliar with the jargon, unable to join the conversation. The barrier I hope to break down for you is to provide tools to approach the study of your own diagnosis and treatment, informed by our best attempts to describe reasoning and inference, to understand why? Why this treatment, and not another?