If you are a cancer patient receiving chemotherapy, do you know everyone on your care team? You probably know your medical oncologist well, and the nurse(s) in the infusion center. Perhaps you’re on a first name basis with the reception desk personnel and the technician who draws your blood. You…more.
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Financial toxicity describes the problems cancer patients experience related to the cost of treatment. Medical financial hardship is increasingly common with many cancer patients due to the difficulty of paying medical bills, high level of financial distress and need to delay or forgo care altogether because of cost. The economic…more.
Many of us can find reasons to celebrate at this time of year: the upcoming holidays. The promise of a bright new year. Our good health and general well-being. Here at the HealthWell Foundation, we have lots of reasons to celebrate. We celebrate our generous donors for helping us assist…more.
For years, GivingTuesday has inspired millions around the world to unleash the power of their generosity to help others. The concept behind the movement is one that Real World Health Care and the HealthWell Foundation hold close to our collective hearts as part of our shared commitment to supporting patient…more.
I remember the first time I was tested for hepatitis C virus (HCV). It was shortly after I tested HIV positive in 1992. I found out I was living with HIV the day after my 22nd birthday. After the initial shock, I soon started seeing an HIV specialist for my…more.
Real World Health Care supports patient communities by spotlighting the organizations and programs that serve patients, their families and care teams. Our sponsor, the HealthWell Foundation, shares our mission and supports patients directly through financial grants that help them afford life-saving medications and treatments. The assistance HealthWell provides isn’t abstract.…more.
This week, Real World Health Care brings you an interview with Robert “Bo” Gamble, director of strategic practice initiatives, Community Oncology Alliance (COA). COA is the only organization dedicated solely to community oncology, where the majority of Americans with cancer are treated. We discussed the importance of allowing cancer patients…more.
Real World Health Care continues our series on pain management by speaking with Dawn Ehde, PhD, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Ehde serves as a clinical psychologist and professor at UW. She conducts research evaluating the efficacy of various behavioral, exercise, and pharmacological interventions…more.
This week, Real World Health Care continues our series on pain management with an interview with Bob Twillman, PhD, FAPM, Executive Director of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Dr. Twillman is responsible for overseeing federal and state pain policy developments and advocating for those supporting an integrative approach to…more.
Our series on Pain Management continues this week with insight on how clinicians assess chronic pain. We spoke with Bryan Jensen, PhD, a clinical health psychology postdoctoral fellow at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, where he treats inpatients and outpatients with chronic pain as well as facilitates…more.