• Greg Merritt, PhD & GP

Questionology - Patient as Mentor to Clinicians

Updated: Jul 30, 2019

As a practicing questionologist 🤷‍♂️😜, I wonder if anyone knows of, or has experience in something I’m calling patient mentorship to clinicians (docs, nurses, PAs, etc). My thinking is -- just as physicians often talk about the power of their professional senior clinician as mentors, what if there was also a process/system to develop a lifetime “patient mentor” who helped healthcare workers to stay grounded and connected to the patient perspective and had a patient partner to help think from that lens? And... not just about their care but all the thorny issues facing Medicine and healthcare? If so, how did it work? If not, how might med school, patients, PFA’s, etc., develop such a program or at least promote the idea if it’s worthy?


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