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Saturday, November 18, 2017
HomeHealthPatient-Centered Care: Who Is Doing Your Surgery?

Patient-Centered Care: Who Is Doing Your Surgery?

Nancy Short

Nancy Short

Dr. Nancy Short is a professor of nursing who knew that the surgeon you’ve talked with may not be the person who does all or any of your surgery. In the spirit of “patient-centered care”, she discussed with her surgeon a request that he do all of her abdominal surgery that had been scheduled. The surgeon’s, hospital’s, and health plan’s response to Dr. Short’s request and her recommendations for others who are undergoing elective or urgent surgery are the subject of this week’s Healthstyles program on WBAI-FM and WXMR-FM. Producer and moderator Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, discusses with Dr. Short one of healthcare’s surprising secrets, particularly in academic medical centers.

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<p>Diana is a co-director of the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and founder of HealthCetera. She was previously president of the American Academy of Nursing. She is senior policy professor at George Washington University and the Rudin Professor of Nursing at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. She is a health policy expert and leader. Diana tweets @djmasonrn.</p>

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