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Medical Trauma #popup #patientchat

July 10, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Join us for a “pop-up” Empowered Patient Chat on the important topic of Medical Trauma. Medical trauma or medical PTSD can occur following an experience which involves intense fear, shock, or helplessness. Our special guest will be Liza Bernstein, @itsthebunk. We are grateful to her suggesting this topic and helping plan this chat.

Liza is a CanSurround Advisor and frequent #patientchat participant. After emerging from three separate cancer diagnoses over the course of 22 years, Liza has woven her life and professional experiences into a multifaceted career in human/patient-centered design, digital health and advocacy. A former member of the Stanford Medicine X Executive Board, Liza is also an advisor to the Fresh Chapter Alliance Foundation.

You can read some of Liza’s posts on this topic: Scene Of The Cancer Crime, Or Adventures In Cancer PTSDSaved By The #BCSM “Bat Signal” & The Power Of Community, and Quick Recap: An Evening With David J. Morris At UCLA.

Guiding our discussion will be the following Topic (T) Questions:

T1: What about the experience w/ a diagnosis or health event can lead to emotional distress? What are some key triggers?
T2: Reading patient stories and connecting w/ others can be empowering. It can also be a trigger. What keeps you connecting? 
T3: What, for you, can be signs of emotional distress or trauma? When is it time to get additional help?
T4: Where can those experiencing the signs of emotional distress or medical trauma find support?
T5: What’s been helpful in minimizing the impact of trauma and distress on your daily living? What are some tips for coping?
T6: What do you want healthcare professionals to know about the experience of medical trauma/PTSD? What can they do better? 

Patient Chat Pop Ups are held at varying days and times, usually once per month. “Regular” chats are generally held every other Friday at 1:00pmET.

We hope to see you Sunday, July 10th on Twitter (or tchat.io/rooms/patientchat) at 5:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 pm Eastern. Be sure to include the hashtag #patientchat in all your responses! Click HERE to learn more about our Empowered #patientchat Series and how to participate.


July 10, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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