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A Wild (and Costly) Goose Chase
In a new patient story, you’ll hear from Rani, a patient who visits several different health care providers in search of a diagnosis. As you follow Rani’s story, you’ll be prompted to stop along the way to consider a number of questions about miscommunication, cost, and the patient perspective. When you get to the end of the story, you’ll hear from Rani as she looks back on the experience seven years later.
An Interview with IHI's Hannah Humpal
IHI staff member Hannah Humpal had knee surgery a few years ago. Her surgeon told her she had a 1 in 1,000,000 chance of rejecting the tissue during the procedure. As fate would have it, she was the 1. Hannah shares her story of a rocky journey through the health care system – and how she would have done things differently today.
'Enjoy What You Have Left of Your Life'
In a new patient story, you’ll hear the story of a nurse named Christiane who becomes a patient after she is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in the midst of her career. As you follow Christiane’s story, you’ll be prompted to stop along the way to consider a number of questions about her care and challenging transition from provider to patient. When you get to the end of the story, you’ll hear from Christiane and get her perspective on the experience.
Jill's Medication Crisis
A patient story activity – The Medication – that describes a patient’s journey to get her anticonvulsant medications. The breakdown in continuity of care and communication is an ideal learning opportunity for students and professionals.
Noah’s Story: Are You Listening?
Our newest patient story follows the care experience of four-year-old Noah and his mom, Tanya. A surgery, a series of miscommunications, and an early discharge from the hospital contribute to an adverse event that changes the family’s life forever.
'Sue, Can You Smile?'
In a new patient story, you’ll meet Sue, a nurse who undergoes several operations to remove a mass behind her ear, resulting in an adverse event. As you follow Sue’s story, you’ll be prompted to stop along the way to consider a number of questions about making mistakes, communication after adverse events, and the patient, family, and caregiver perspectives. When you get to the end of the story, you’ll hear from Sue and her surgeon, Dr. Rae, as they look back on the experience nearly seven years later.
When You Hear Hoofbeats, Don’t Think Zebras
In a new patient story, IHI Open School Academic Advisor Dr. James Moses introduces us to Lauren, an 18-year-old female who endured a painful journey through the health care system. One morning during her first semester of college in Boston, Lauren woke up with soreness in the side of her face. Several months – and a misdiagnosis later – the pain only got worse.