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Welcome to Health Hats, empowering people as they travel together toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen and I have worn many hats in my 40+ years in healthcare as a patient, caregiver, nurse, informaticist, and leader. Everyone wears many hats, but I wear them all at once. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life's realities in healthcare’s Tower of Babel. Let's make some sense of all this.



My guests and I reflect on what works for people, professionals, and communities in their journeys toward best health: learning, making choices, communicating, and adjusting to realities. We can range from personal, clinical, technical, entrepreneurial, organizational, to whatever interests me at the moment. Join the ride!



Follow my blog, podcast, and resources through my website: https://health-hats.com/. See you around the block!

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Welcome to Health Hats, empowering people as they travel together toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen and I have worn many hats in my 40+ years in healthcare as a patient, caregiver, nurse, informaticist, and leader. Everyone wears many hats, but I wear them all at once. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life's realities in healthcare’s Tower of Babel. Let's make some sense of all this.



My guests and I reflect on what works for people, professionals, and communities in their journeys toward best health: learning, making choices, communicating, and adjusting to realities. We can range from personal, clinical, technical, entrepreneurial, organizational, to whatever interests me at the moment. Join the ride!



Follow my blog, podcast, and resources through my website: https://health-hats.com/. See you around the block!

    Plenty of Poetry– Past and Present #143

    Plenty of Poetry– Past and Present #143

    Take a brief break with several six-word caregiver poems, like 'Pillow, Pills, Poop, Piss, and Pain' plus a poem about me from The Good Listening Project.





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    Proem.. 1



    Six-word caregiving poems 02:37. 1



    A Guide to Pathological Optimism 04:38. 2



    Reflection 05:34  2



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    Credits

    Music by permission from Joey van Leeuwen, Boston Drummer, Composer, Arranger



    Web/social media coach, Kayla Nelson



    Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash



    Inspired by and grateful to Jan Oldenburg, Cynthia Meyer, Steve Heatherington, Jane Beddall, Heidi Frei, Tania Marien, Suzanne Jones, Bob Buckley, Gabrielle Pitman, Sue Fantl Spivack







    Sponsored by Abridge



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    Links

    Good Listening Project

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    https://health-hats.com/the-silence-between-the-notes/



     

    About the Show

    Welcome to Health Hats, learning on the journey toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen, a two-legged, old, cisgender, white man with privilege, living in a food oasis, who can afford many hats and knows a little about a lot of healthcare and a lot about very little. Most people wear hats one at a time, but I wear them all at once. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life's realities in the awesome circus of healthcare. Let's make some sense of all this.



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    The material found on this website created by me is Open Source and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution. Anyone may use the material (written, audio, or video) freely at no charge. Please cite the source as: ‘From Danny van Leeuwen, Health Hats. (including the link to my website). I welcome edits and improvements. Please let me know. danny@health-hats.com. The material on this site created by others is theirs and use follows their guidelines.

    The Show

    Proem

    Hello, fine listeners and readers. This is my 143rd episode and my 510th post. I began weekly blogging on July 24th, 2012, and weekly podcasting on November 28th, 2018. I've missed two posts in nine years. A short episode on mic- just me talking for 10 to 30 minutes- takes five to twelve hours to produce. This episode took six hours. A full 40-to-60-minute interview takes 12 to 40 hours to produce. Yikes. While I enjoy almost every minute of doing it, I feel the pressure of maintaining this production level and quality. A few months ago, I shifted to alternate weeks of interviews and on mic episodes. That reduced the effort. Now I'm going to give myself a break- not stop- because I love it. But not pressure myself to produce every week. So, I will miss some. I'm letting you know. Thanks for your continuing support and support from our sponsor, Abridge,

    • 6 min
    Crises: Opportunity for Children to Cope #142

    Crises: Opportunity for Children to Cope #142

    Some people pull hand-over-hand for strands of hope and opportunity in the quicksand of tragedy. The entire family strains to recover from the grief of addiction. I appreciate Sarah Cloud’s person-first approach. People are expert in their own lives. Expert means they know much. Experts still need help connecting dots, creating and executing plans, facing pain, and loving self. Check out Sarah’s series about Mama and Papa Paca. 



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    Proem.. 1

    Introducing Sarah Cloud 01:31. 1

    Realizing health is fragile 04:02. 2

    Person-first: Expert in our lives, even in a crisis 06:10. 2

    Building a crisis management program at Advocates 09:16. 3

    Recognizing success 11:05. 3

    Fatalities drop 26% 13:55. 4

    Children managing their crises -Mama and Papa Paca 18:26. 5

    Honoring Sean Staunton 22:24. 6

    Why do this podcast episode? 24:37. 6

    Reflection 27:13. 7

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    Credits

    Music by permission from Joey van Leeuwen, Boston Drummer, Composer, Arranger

    Web/social media coach, Kayla Nelson

    Inspiration from Steve Heatherington, Chris Gordon, Lisa van Leeuwen, Gabriel Nathan, Keith Scott





    Sponsored by Abridge





    Links

    The link to Sarah's children's series is  https://mamapaca.com/. The link includes guidance for introducing the books and themes to reinforce.  

     

    Boston Bulldog Running Club

    Learn to Cope

    Handle with Care Plymouth County

    Drug Endangered Children Initiative Plymouth County

    National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children

    Sean Staunton obituary

    PCO Hope

    To the Moon and Back

    Alpaca Tribe podcast

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    About the Show

    Welcome to Health Hats, learning on the journey toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen, a two-legged, old, cisgender, white man with privilege, living in a food oasis, who can afford many hats and knows a little about a lot of healthcare and a lot about very little. Most people wear hats one at a time, but I wear them all at once. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life's realities in the awesome circus of healthcare. Let's make some sense of all this.

    To subscribe go to https://health-hats.com/

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    The material found on this website created by me is Open Source and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution. Anyone may use the material (written, audio, or video) freely at no charge. Please cite the source as: ‘From Danny van Leeuwen, Health Hats. (including the link to my website). I welcome edits and improvements. Please let me know. danny@health-hats.com. The material on this site created by others is theirs and use follows their guidelines.

    The Show

    Proem

    What happens to the children orphaned by COVID19 or overdose once the immediate crisis passes? How can communities respond to prevent or lessen the cr...

    • 28 min
    Legacy and Succession Planning for the Seasoned #141

    Legacy and Succession Planning for the Seasoned #141

    Are you a patient-caregiver activist winding down? Let's chat and hand off to younger people feeling their way & support them as they perceive their needs.



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    Winding down. 1



    The Health Hats of Tomorrow 02:31. 1



    Legacy 03:23. 1



    Succession planning 04:42. 2



    The movement cycle 06:46. 2



    Collaborate? 07:54. 2



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    Credits

    Music by permission from Joey van Leeuwen, Boston Drummer, Composer, Arranger



    Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash



    Web/social media coach, Kayla Nelson



    Mambo Inn composed by Mario Bauza and played by Lechuga Fresca Latin Band



    Inspired by and grateful to Bill Adams, Freddie White Johnson, Beverly Rogers, Jan Oldenburg, Neely Williams, Thomas Scheid, Pancho Chang, Matt Cheung, Janice McCallum, Casey Quinlan, Dave DeBronkart, Regina Greer-Smith, Sharon Levine, Philip Posner, Janice Tufte, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Susan Woods, Michael Millenson, Peter Elias, Cynthia Meyer







    Sponsored by Abridge



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    https://health-hats.com/share-the-stories-help-the-helpers/



    https://health-hats.com/caring-for-parents-its-their-life-open-the-door/

    About the Show

    Welcome to Health Hats, learning on the journey toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen, a two-legged, old, cisgender, white man with privilege, living in a food oasis, who can afford many hats and knows a little about a lot of healthcare and a lot about very little. Most people wear hats one at a time, but I wear them all at once. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life's realities in the awesome circus of healthcare. Let's make some sense of all this.



    To subscribe go to https://health-hats.com/

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    The material found on this website created by me is Open Source and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution. Anyone may use the material (written, audio, or video) freely at no charge. Please cite the source as: ‘From Danny van Leeuwen, Health Hats. (including the link to my website). I welcome edits and improvements. Please let me know. danny@health-hats.com. The material on this site created by others is theirs and use follows their guidelines.

    The Show

    Winding down

    As a direct care nurse, I sought to put myself out of business one patient at a time. As a boss, I had succession planning as top of mind, ensuring the team continued to operate without me if I got fired, laid off, or run over by a bus. Now I’m winding down. I’m past my prime.  I’m seasoned. I’ll be 70 this year. What legacy do I leave? Who’s coming up in the patient-caregiver activist world. How can I support the next generations of activists? Legacy includes spirit, inspiration, a written and oral body of work, plus policy and practice change hardwired into teams,

    • 9 min
    Find Value: Keys Lost in Dark Alley. Look Under Streetlight?

    Find Value: Keys Lost in Dark Alley. Look Under Streetlight?

    Person-first measurement of value in healthcare. Chat with Jennifer Bright @IVI_Health. Problem-solving led by people making clinical decisions. Check it out.



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    Proem.. 1

    Introducing Jennifer Bright 02:38. 2

    Who's in charge here? Patient agency. 06:20. 3

    Value - what, for who? Magic math. 08:11. 3

    Value from a person point of view, Measurable? 10:32. 4

    Balance - cost, quality, outcomes 13:17. 4

    Value to a caregiver? lost wages, burnout, illness 14:58. 5

    Person-first problem solving – listen 17:36. 5

    Commonalities: fatigue, function, loneliness, pain, angst 19:47. 6

    Aligning measurement and innovation with what people need 21:19. 6

    Leadership voice from patients and patient communities 24:15. 7

    IVI Business Model 26:18. 8

    Multi-stakeholder advisory groups 27:35. 8

    Variation within diversity 29:27. 9

    Finding IVI 31:03. 9

    Strategy and tactics. Inspire and motivate 34:05. 10

    What problem are we solving? 37:29. 11

    Reflection 39:43  11

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    Credits

    Music by permission from Joey van Leeuwen, Boston Drummer, Composer, Arranger

    Web/social media coach, Kayla Nelson

    Inspiration from Sara Traigle van Geertruyden, Libby Hoy, Tanisha Carino, Matthew Pickering, Cynthia Cullen, John Shaw, Kristin Carman, Geri Baumblatt





    Sponsored by Abridge





    Links

    Innovation and Value Initiative

    Main site: https://www.thevalueinitiative.org 

    IVI Principles:  https://www.thevalueinitiative.org/principles-for-value-assessment-in-the-us/

    Membership:  https://www.thevalueinitiative.org/membership/

    Partnering with Patients:  https://www.thevalueinitiative.org/partnering-with-patients/

    Partnership to Improve Patient Care

    National Quality Forum Dr. Dana Safron

    PCORI: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

    Related podcasts and blogs

    https://health-hats.com/difference_collaborative/

    https://health-hats.com/teachable-spirit-patient-family-advisors/

    https://health-hats.com/partner-with-people-at-the-center-end-to-end/

    About the Show

    Welcome to Health Hats, learning on the journey toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen, a two-legged, old, cisgender, white man with privilege, living in a food oasis, who can afford many hats and knows a little about a lot of healthcare and a lot about very little. Most people wear hats one at a time, but I wear them all at once. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life's realities in the awesome circus of healthcare. Let's make some sense of all this.

    To subscribe go to https://health-hats.com/

    Creative Commons Licensing

    The material found on this website created by me is Open Source and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution. Anyone may use the material (written, audio, or video) freely at no charge. Please cite the source as: ‘From Danny van Leeuwen, Health Hats. (including the link to my website). I welcome edits and improvements. Please let me know. danny@health-hats.com.

    • 42 min
    Normal, a Dryer Setting with Mighty Casey Quinlan #139

    Normal, a Dryer Setting with Mighty Casey Quinlan #139

    Altered states. Normal is a dryer setting. Adapting to life. Patient hacking. With the brilliant, hilarious, passionate Mighty Casey Quinlan. Life is good.





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    Proem.. 1



    Altered States. Normal is a Dryer Setting. 02:27. 1



    Abilities. Disabilities. Adjusting and Adapting. 04:34. 2



    Planning to swim, eat out, live 08:46. 3



    Oh, that old heavy horn 11:33. 4



    #PatientHackers. @PatientHackers 13:25. 4



    Defcon 14:41. 4



    Help me hack it, please 18:02. 5



    C U Soon. Navigating in person during Covid 22:31. 6



    F Cancer, I Ain’t Done Yet 24:11. 7



    Reflection 25:09. 7



    Please comments and ask questions



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    Credits

    Music by permission from Joey van Leeuwen, Boston Drummer, Composer, Arranger



    Web/social media coach, Kayla Nelson



    Inspired by and grateful to Jan Oldenburg, Andrea Downing, Janice McCallum, Janice Tufte, Susannah Fox







    Sponsored by Abridge







    Links

    https://twitter.com/PatientHackers

    https://defcon.org/



     





    https://mightycasey.com/healthcare-is-hilarious/





    How to Deal with Difficult Patients: A Message from Casey Quinlan, Patient Advocate



    Related podcasts and blogs



    https://health-hats.com/pod127/



    https://health-hats.com/pod132/



    https://health-hats.com/temporarily-able-bodied-people-were-in-this-together/

    About the Show

    Welcome to Health Hats, learning on the journey toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen, a two-legged, old, cisgender, white man with privilege, living in a food oasis, who can afford many hats and knows a little about a lot of healthcare and a lot about very little. Most people wear hats one at a time, but I wear them all at once. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life's realities in the awesome circus of healthcare. Let's make some sense of all this.



    To subscribe go to https://health-hats.com/

    Creative Commons Licensing

    The material found on this website created by me is Open Source and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution. Anyone may use the material (written, audio, or video) freely at no charge. Please cite the source as: ‘From Danny van Leeuwen, Health Hats. (including the link to my website). I welcome edits and improvements. Please let me know. danny@health-hats.com. The material on this site created by others is theirs and use follows their guidelines.

    The Show

    Proem

    Welcome to the third in a series of conversations with Mighty Casey Quinlan of Healthcare is Hilarious fame. We both take the raw audio file and publish our production. Casey published her version last week entitled Altered States. Mine is called Normal – a Dryer Setting. We used each other’s words with different perspectives on the same conversation. Fortunately, we’re both doing better than we were a few weeks ago. The prednisone erased my debilitating pain,

    • 27 min
    Deconstructing Grief

    Deconstructing Grief

    Opening my heart. Grieving the loss of Robert Doherty, loss of others, loss of self. Coping with life. Doing our best. No regrets.



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    Proem.. 1



    Meeting and working with Bob Doherty 01:39. 1



    74 years old, learning from a young man 02:42. 1



    Deconstructing grief 04:54. 2



    Grieving loss of self 08:16. 2



    Death in your life. Death in my life 09:38. 3



    Coping with life, doing our best 12:58. 3



    No regrets 14:20  4



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    Credits

    Music by permission from Joey van Leeuwen, Boston Drummer, Composer, Arranger



    Web/social media coach, Kayla Nelson



    Inspired by and grateful to June Richardson, Dorothy Cuccinelli, Luc Pelletier, Lou Desso, Peter Semenza, Lynn Wilson, Judy Thomas, MarlaJan Wexler, Gregor MacDonald, Frank Lanzilote, Carl Roberts







    Sponsored by Abridge



    Support Health Hats, the Podcast financially







    Links

    Robert Doherty 1944 - 2021

    Related podcasts and blogs



    https://health-hats.com/superpower-accepting-what-is-1-99/



    https://health-hats.com/covid19-end-of-life-choices/



    https://health-hats.com/manage-the-stress-you-can/

    About the Show

    Welcome to Health Hats, learning on the journey toward best health. I am Danny van Leeuwen, a two-legged, old, cisgender, white man with privilege, living in a food oasis, who can afford many hats and knows a little about a lot of healthcare and a lot about very little. Most people wear hats one at a time, but I wear them all at once. We will listen and learn about what it takes to adjust to life's realities in the awesome circus of healthcare. Let's make some sense of all this.



    To subscribe go to https://health-hats.com/

    Creative Commons Licensing

    The material found on this website created by me is Open Source and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution. Anyone may use the material (written, audio, or video) freely at no charge. Please cite the source as: ‘From Danny van Leeuwen, Health Hats. (including the link to my website). I welcome edits and improvements. Please let me know. danny@health-hats.com. The material on this site created by others is theirs and use follows their guidelines.

    The Show

    Proem

    My first podcast episode took an interview my dear friend, Bob Doherty, videotaped with my son, Mike Funk, a couple of months before Mike died in 2002. I took the soundtrack of that VHS tape and overlayed a chat I recorded with Bob in 2018.  Bob and my unusual, deep relationship began when he was my boss at St. Peter’s Addiction Recovery Center (listen to last week’s episode for a brief description of some of the work we did together). My wife and I became dear friends with Bob.  Bob died on August 3rd of complications of stomach cancer. I grieve.

    Meeting and working with Bob Doherty

    Bob and I first met when he interviewed me for a job.  I asked him for his references. He laughed (great laugh) and gave me a couple of re...

    • 18 min

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