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Emily Parks

Emily Parks
Emily Parks is a 27-year-old professional living on IV nutrition due to chronic pseudo-obstruction and short bowel syndrome since infancy. Her lived experience of collaborating with hospitals and healthcare professionals across multiple healthcare systems has provided her with insight on hospital management and administration, the power of conscious communication on access and delivery of care, and the economics of medical innovation. Emily serves as the Massachusetts Pilot Director for Health Advocacy Summit, a member of Young Adult Representatives of RDLA, and on the MedStar Georgetown Hospital’s Patient & Family Advisory Council for Quality and Safety. She currently resides outside of Washington D.C. working as a supervising vocational specialist within the disabled community while studying the impact of medical trauma and medical PTSD on patients and their treatment outcomes.
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Recent Posts

The Patient Experience: Living with Medical PTSD

Hello, my name is Emily Parks and I live with medical PTSD.

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A Chronic Care Patient’s Perspective on Boundaries and Consent

There are many changes I would like to see in 2021. Universal healthcare, check. More accessible healthcare to vulnerable populations, yes please. Lower price of healthcare, of course. Unfortunately, we will not see those changes in 2021 because each will take a lifetime and a half to happen.

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3 Stages of Great Patient Communication

I have been blessed to live in a country with excellent medicine, but I do not believe that I live in a country that rises to the potential of how excellent healthcare can be. What can aid healthcare in becoming truly great? Communication. Communication is a pillar of excellent healthcare. What good is excellent medicine without good execution of it? And how can it be properly executed without exceptional communication?

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