A Nice Story About Patient Partnering

At a recent meeting, a Hopkins Hospitals executive said something like: Its stories that change things, not data, so we need more stories from patients.

So here is a nice one.

A few weeks ago, I was about to have my infusion port accessed, and the nurse came up and asked, “what do I need to know about your port?”

I thanked her for asking, and she replied:

“Well, you know a lot more about it than I do.”

Point made.  Thanks as always for that simple way of saying it.

P.S. I think, if pushed, I would say that stories change minds, but data tells us how to act in the direction of the changed mind.