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By Maureen Bisognano | Monday, Aug 20, 2012
I was 20 years old when my brother Johnny, who was just 17, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. He was treated for the next several years, often as an in-patient. When he was 20 years old, he came to my apartment one day and told me: “I’m not gonna make it.” That’s not true, I told him. You’re going to make it, I said. You’re going to be fine and I’m going to help you. I encouraged him. I spoke of hope. I told him those things – which I knew were not true – because I believed then that it was ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Leadership, End of Life discussions, End of Life Care
By Maureen Bisognano | Monday, Aug 06, 2012
June 28th was a nerve-wracking day at IHI. As we went through our normal slate of meetings and emails, we would occasionally, sometimes compulsively, check SCOTUS Blog for any news of the impending decision. When the news finally broke, we experienced a range of emotions. There was surprise, relief, confusion, joy, and more. But by the end of the day, we had all settled back into our work with a renewed determination. The Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act is a wonderful moment not ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Leadership, Triple Aim for Populations, IHI National Forum
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