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The Empowered Patient: Finding Strength through Vulnerability #patientchat

March 31, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


You’re Invited! Join us as we discuss “The Empowered Patient: Finding Strength through Vulnerability”.

Being open to the wounds of life means also being open to the bounty and beauty.

Stephen Russell

Author Brene Brown’s research on shame and vulnerability defines vulnerability as uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure. So how do we move it from a place of weakness into a place of strength?

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.

Brené Brown

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

T1: What does “vulnerability” mean to you in the context of your healthcare experience?

T2: In what situations or experiences did you feel most vulnerable as a patient?

T3: As a patient advocate, what was it like the first time you shared your patient story in person or online?

T4: In your healthcare experience, what have been some positive outcomes of opening yourself up and being vulnerable?

T5: What’s your advice for someone feeling vulnerable in a healthcare experience? How can we reframe vulnerability as strength?

Empowered Patient Chats (#patientchat) are held every other Friday at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern and during the chat patients and advocates come to learn from each other and discuss topics of interest to empowered patients.

We hope to see you Friday, March 31st on Twitter (or tchat.io/rooms/patientchat) at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern. Be sure to include the hashtag #patientchat in all your responses!

Click HERE to learn more about our Empowered #patientchat Series plus read our tips on how to participate.

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