CLGer Selected as the 2013 Blum Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts General Hospital

Janet Ohene-Frempong was the second invited Blum Visiting Scholar, nominated annually by the Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. On October 30, 2013 Janet met and had discussions with members of both the Blum Center staff and the MGH Patient Education Committee, at a luncheon reception.
She then addressed the larger faculty and staff, in her Blum Visiting Scholar Lecture entitled “Time and Temperament: Lowering Two Lingering Barriers to Effective Health Communication”. Her goals were twofold: first, to acknowledge the extensive efforts being made to reduce disparities, improve health literacy and improve health outcomes; and, second, to broaden the discussion and include the need for having adequate time, as well as a compassionate temperament, in those efforts.