Hospitals “Feel Like Prison”

 

This is a 4-minute Video snippet of a WEGO Health-sponsored  “Patient Panel” which focused on the “Hospital Patient Discharge Process.”  I was asked to participate in the Panel due to my vast and lovely experiences being “Discharged” from over 200 hospitalizations as a result of 30 years battling Crohn’s Disease.

I’ve worked with WEGO Heath before and each time I am more impressed with their corporate style.  It’s probably because they let me, be me, and never filter my opinions.  Let’s just say WEGO Health appears to be a very cool company because they practice what they preach: “Empowering Health Activists to Help Others.”  We need more companies like WEGO Health to provide these types of Patient platforms from which Health Activists can convey the “Patient Perspective.”

3 responses to “Hospitals “Feel Like Prison”

  1. The patient perspective is certainly important for understanding the fragmented process and nature of patient discharge. However, this process is part of larger systemic practices that needs to be taken into account as well. What would it take to produce — or organize– a culture of learning around patient discharge rather than one of blame on the providers? What role can incentives play for example in improving overall quality, and creating a more healing environment?

  2. Have you ever considered that the things you do for a healthy body can contribute to a healthy planet? Well, they can. The things we choose to do each day can make a difference in the world around us – healthy choices for us equal healthy choices for our environment. How do our personal decisions affect the global environment? Think about it for a minute. What about the way you travel to work every day, for a start?

  3. Most Americans drive to work. It’s the way we grew up and what we’re accustomed to. If you changed your journey from driving to biking or walking, you’d be exercising your body each day and at the same time you’d be saving on emissions created by driving your car. Every gallon of gas saved equates to 17 pounds of carbon dioxide that isn’t introduced into the atmosphere.

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