Reading & Video Resources 2017-12-13T18:19:47+00:00


The Empowered Patient: Hundreds of Life-Saving Facts, Action Steps and Strategies You Need to Know by Julia Hallisy

You Bet Your Life!: The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes: How to Fix Them to Get the Healthcare You Deserve by Trisha Torrey

Video Links

Empathy – What patients need most!

The Power of Empathy – Brene Brown This is a great animation and narration of the difference between Sympathy and Empathy.  This will change how you communicate with others.  Runs 3 minutes.
Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care:  This is the most powerful video I have ever seen on empathy and healthcare and not a word is spoken.  Have tissues handy.  Runs 4:23 minutes.

Cleveland Clinic’s Empathy Series Continues — Patients: Afraid
This video is aimed at patient care providers on the power of empathy.  It really gets moving at minute 1 .  Runs 5:52 minutes.

The Power of Empathy and the Power of Outrospection
This mind-boggling art narration of how we need to look outward to others and how powerful empathy can be.  Be sure to have a few minutes when you watch this.  Runs 10:28 minutes.

The Power of Words:  I think the message is, we connect more deeply with others when we use more powerful, empathy inducing words.  (Let me know if you get a different message.)  It’s a great little video.  Runs 1:47 minutes.

What is empathy? There’s a lot of information in this short, diagrammed explanation of different forms of empathy.  Runs 3:31.

Daniel Goleman Explains Emotional Intelligence:  There is powerful information in this over-scripted, manufactured interview about empathy and it’s powerful impact on how we interact with the world.  Runs 26:36 minutes.

Building a Stronger Relationship with Your Doctor

Dr. Oz and Dr. Christine Northrup on “Why Doctor’s Don’t Listen”

Rebecca Onie: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy?

Atul Gawande: How do we heal medicine? 

Noel Bairey Merz: The single biggest health threat women face

Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God complex

Ben Goldacre: What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe

Eli Beer: The fastest ambulance? A motorcycle

Mark Kendall: Demo: A needle-free vaccine patch that’s safer  

Ivan Oransky: Are we over-medicalized?