Teen Patients Draw On Own Pain Points To Help Solve Pesky Medical Problems
A workshop at the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford allowed younger patients to come up with creative solutions to the daily annoyances they experience or see others face.
The Mercury News:
Stanford: Teen Patients, Clinicians Create Solutions For Medical Issues They Say Need A Fix
Megan Mehta loves her heart doctor, but said he's so busy that he's sometimes hours late for her appointments. And Sina Sulunga-Kahaialii thinks there's got to be an easier way for kidney patients to get a home dialysis machine that matches the height of their beds. These aren't frustrated adults talking. They're patients at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital who are waiting for or have recently received life-saving organ transplants. And this weekend, after putting their heads together at a workshop at the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, where two of them are living, they came up with some practical solutions to a few health care challenges that they -- and many of the rest of us -- have confronted. (Seipel, 8/15)