Health Services Research & Development

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In This Issue

Director's Letter

Director's Letter
by David Atkins, M.D., M.P.H., Director, HSR&D

Commentary

Listening to the Voice of the Veteran
by Nicole Hart, B.A., ARVets, North Little Rock, Arkansas

Response to Commentary

Patient-Centered Communication—An Important Dimension of Patient-Centered Care
by Howard S. Gordon, M.D., Jesse Brown VAMC, HSR&D Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare, Chicago and Hines, Illinois

Research Highlights

Using the My Story: Personal Health Inventory for Engaging Patients in Care
by Barbara G. Bokhour, Ph.D., HSR&D Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research and Center for Evaluating Patient-Centered Care in VA, both at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts


Exploring OEF/OIF Veterans' Perceptions of Patient-Centered Care through PhotoVoice
by Gala True, Ph.D., HSR&D Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Engaging Patients and Partners in a Stakeholder Council to Improve Patient Care
by Monica M. Matthieu, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., Nicole Hart, B.A., Bridgette Larkin-Perkins, M.B.A., Jeffery A. Pitcock, M.P.H., Kathy L. Henderson, M.D., Angela B. Swensen, M.S.W., JoAnn E. Kirchner, M.D., all part of Mental Health QUERI Stakeholder Council, Central Arkansas VA Healthcare System, North Little Rock, Arkansas




Conducting Research in Partnership with Veterans Service Organizations: One Center's Experience
by Jeff Whittle, M.D., M.P.H., Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin



A Fond Farewell to FORUM Editor-in-Chief, Gerry McGlynn