The Empowered Patient
This documentary explores the new role of patients and healthcare providers in a world where information is more readily available than ever before. With patients doing more of their own research and connecting with other patients on-line, healthcare providers are often interacting with more engaged, informed and empowered patients. Are doctors and nurses ready to embrace this change? Are medical students prepared to encounter more educated patients? Is a more informed patient a "better" patient?
The Empowered Patient aired on Jun 19, 2014.
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This one-hour special explores the controversial issue of Marcellus Shale drilling in the Pittsburgh region. Hosted by Chris Moore, the program features guest panelists who are experts on various issues related to Marcellus Shale drilling. Tonia Caruso will field questions submitted through WQED's web site and Facebook page and present them to the panel.
Original airdate: Mar 31, 2011
We'll hear from survivors, law enforcement, local women's shelters and mental health professionals working to help survivors and families put their lives back together. We will also air a special report on domestic violence along with clips from the documentary Telling Amy's Story.
Original airdate: Nov 18, 2010
Western Pennsylvania is sitting on what seems like an endless source of natural gas. The drilling promises jobs to a struggling economy, but at what cost? Environmental groups fear the drilling is a disaster waiting to happen and some homeowners say the process has already contaminated their drinking water.
Original airdate: Nov 04, 2010