Poor communication between doctors and patients is widely seen as a problem in American healthcare. Now more and more healthcare providers are giving patients new ways of accessing doctors to ask questions or express concerns. In the age of email, texting, video chatting and social media, a look at the promise and limitations of digital communication to improve patient experiences and outcomes.
Organ transplants from living donors has been an accepted medical practice for decades. But today, donors and recipients don’t necessarily know each other. A panel talks about "stranger donors," and new programs designed to increase the supply of organs to people who need them.
- Alice Sullivan kidney donor
- Dr. Jimmy Light transplant surgeon at the Washington Hospital Center
- Lori Brigham of the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium
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