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Hi! I’m Joanna Hart (@JHartMD), a pulmonary & critical care physician here at the @PAIRCenter and @PennMedicine. I’m taking over today for National Healthcare Decisions Day (#NHDD) to raise awareness about Advance Care Planning (#ACP). 1/
#ACP allows people to make decisions in case they get too sick to speak for themselves to be sure their care is aligned with their values & reduce the burden on family. One part of ACP can be to complete an advance directive (AD). 2/
We know that certain groups (e.g. men, blacks, and those with less formal education) are less likely to document their preferences through ADs, which may be a marker of less #ACP. 3/
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(1/11) When I say..."The people closest to the pain, should be the closest to the power, driving & informing the policymaking..." THIS is what I mean. (A) When I wanted to break cycles of #poverty by strengthening pathways to #graduation, preventing #dropout #MA7
(2/11) for expectant & #parenting #teens, (still the #1 reason girls drop out, even with unplanned pregnancies on the decline) I invited them to the table to share their stories, struggles & to inform the #BPS policy we developed to better support them.
(3/11) (B) When I wanted to better understand why we were seeing an increase in #bicyclist & motor vehicle collisions, I contacted @bostonbikeunion I invited them to share their stories & struggles, 4 hrgs later, we had a crash data report & the 1st sideguard ord. in the country
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