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Every year, on or around June 6, "What Matters to You?" Day aims to encourage and support more meaningful conversations between people who provide health and social care and the people, families, and carers who receive health and social care.

​​​What if every clinician, staff member, and community health worker routinely asked, “What matters to you?” — and listened attentively at every encounter with individuals and their family members? What would we learn? How would understanding “What Matters” enhance our ability to develop genuine partnerships with individual patients?

Clinicians, health care staff, and community health workers around the world seek to understand the comprehensive needs and goals of the patients they serve. Yet, in the busy world of clinical care, there are innumerable situations where what really matters to patients and their family members is not understood or addressed.

Since its launch the site has attracted tens of thousands of responses. However, because it is voluntary, and therefore the audience is self-selected, it is not necessarily representative of the views of the global population.

Among those in OECD countries that have used the tool, health narrowly beats general life satisfaction as the topic people identify as most important to them.

The reverse is true in the UK, where the OECD has received more than 4,000 responses – people are most likely to say life satisfaction is the most important of the topics rather than health. This rather vague term is described by the OECD as measuring “how people evaluate their life as a whole rather than their current feeling”.

Thanks Stanley, that is very high praise. Really appreciate it. Re publishing-it is very difficult to get poetry published in Canada, since there are so few journals that publish poetry, mainly academic and they do it a couple fo times a year and a small selection. So, I decided tp post to a blog so at least people can read them, if they become aware. Trying to build a selection for a book as that seems easier to do. Agree with the statement on your site. Chris

Thanks for the comment Erika, and glad to see you back. 🙂 Yes, my existential angst continues. Maybe a couple I wrote while you were away are more positive, but maybe not. And congrats re your novel. As for the Nobel one. That should be published. It’s very good.

je voulais le dire, comme il faut , comme nous tous le savons, en latin… in vino veritas ….mais mon ordinateur a son propre cerveau a lui..c’est troublant, non(?) et si il (mon ordi) me control?! ☺😭


Every year, on or around June 6, "What Matters to You?" Day aims to encourage and support more meaningful conversations between people who provide health and social care and the people, families, and carers who receive health and social care.

​​​What if every clinician, staff member, and community health worker routinely asked, “What matters to you?” — and listened attentively at every encounter with individuals and their family members? What would we learn? How would understanding “What Matters” enhance our ability to develop genuine partnerships with individual patients?

Clinicians, health care staff, and community health workers around the world seek to understand the comprehensive needs and goals of the patients they serve. Yet, in the busy world of clinical care, there are innumerable situations where what really matters to patients and their family members is not understood or addressed.


Every year, on or around June 6, "What Matters to You?" Day aims to encourage and support more meaningful conversations between people who provide health and social care and the people, families, and carers who receive health and social care.

​​​What if every clinician, staff member, and community health worker routinely asked, “What matters to you?” — and listened attentively at every encounter with individuals and their family members? What would we learn? How would understanding “What Matters” enhance our ability to develop genuine partnerships with individual patients?

Clinicians, health care staff, and community health workers around the world seek to understand the comprehensive needs and goals of the patients they serve. Yet, in the busy world of clinical care, there are innumerable situations where what really matters to patients and their family members is not understood or addressed.

Since its launch the site has attracted tens of thousands of responses. However, because it is voluntary, and therefore the audience is self-selected, it is not necessarily representative of the views of the global population.

Among those in OECD countries that have used the tool, health narrowly beats general life satisfaction as the topic people identify as most important to them.

The reverse is true in the UK, where the OECD has received more than 4,000 responses – people are most likely to say life satisfaction is the most important of the topics rather than health. This rather vague term is described by the OECD as measuring “how people evaluate their life as a whole rather than their current feeling”.



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