BWH Lupus Center held its annual Spring Lupus Forum! Lupus patients, family, and caregivers attended and heard from Lupus Center physicians and invited speakers on important topics in lupus such as new medications and trials, cardiovascular disease, and navigating life with lupus.
Dr. Laura Geraldino-Pardilla, Associate Professor and Director of Lupus Clinic at Columbia University Dr. Monica Blied, California-based Clinical Psychologist, and the founder of Faces of Health Wellness Center in Claremont, California. Arnita Roberts-Christie RN BSN MS - Us In Lupus Patient Engagement Liaison, Northeast Region We want to explore all aspects of the heart: The physiology and the psychology. The information covered in this program will be helpful for both patients and their caregivers.
An important conversation on navigating bias in the healthcare setting. We will learn how our own biases may impact medical decision-making, how to identify bias in the medical setting and tools & strategies to strengthen your voice as a lupus patient. Research shows that disparities or differences in health and healthcare outcomes are prevalent in the United States. In healthcare, these biases can have an impact on optimal patient care and health outcomes.