Naomi D. Williams is a perfectly imperfect person on a mission to empower individuals and families to live their best life, now. As a Life Doula, she helps people navigate and process major life altering events. Naomi believes anyone and everyone can and should lead an exceptional life. She is the proud mother of a former 26-week preemie who lives with a host of diagnoses that fall under the primary umbrella of spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy. She uses her and her son’s past and present experiences to inform and partner with healthcare systems as they live out the consequences of not being considered a valuable member of their care team. Naomi is the author of And God Remembered: A mother’s heart-opening journey through 22 weeks in the NICU. When not advocating for her family or others, you can find Naomi getting lost exploring nature or taking a deep breath on her yoga mat.
From a Patient’s Perspective: Reflections, Ideas and Action Steps to Build Meaningful Patient Engagement
Each of us was drawn to health care for different reasons or motivations. Almost universally though, we share a common commitment to the desired end result: improving care and outcomes for the patients we serve. Whether you come to the conversation from a practice or education lens, patients are our North Star. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of the patient voice as a part of the care and learning team. The perspective of patients is critical so that systems of care and learning can be designed and evaluated to truly reflect patient goals.…