When we are consumed by fear, worry and a lack of understanding about a loved one’s behavior and relationship with drugs and alcohol, it can be difficult to keep our conversations compassionate; however, there is a way for all of us to communicate in a way that creates connection and allows for thoughts and emotions to shared.
For this reason, Tanya Lord, a mother whose son has an SUD, invites you to Compassionate Conversations: Supporting a Loved One with Substance Use Disorder on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 3:15 to 4:15pm. As the Director of Patient and Family Engagement at the Foundation for Healthy Communities, Tanya has worked to improve provider/patient communication in a multitude of ways. This improved communication and other key concepts that Tanya will share in this presentation will help to reduce stress and worry at work, at home, or within communities.
When tragedy strikes an individual, it is common for the impact to be life altering. Life changed for Tanya, who was a special education teacher turned stay at home mom when her son, Noah, had a devastating healthcare experience. This fueled her desire to improve the quality and safety of the patient experience, which led her to return to school. She currently holds a Masters of Public Health from the University of New Hampshire and a Doctorate in Clinical and Population Health Research from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
As a graduate student, Tanya learned improvement science, research methods and worked with many experts. There always seemed to be something missing, however: the voice and experiences of patients. Combining her expertise in Quality Improvement and a passion for including all healthcare stakeholders, Tanya works with all NH hospitals as they partner with patients and families to improve care.
Tanya’s passion, initiated by tragedy, is sustained by hope for a safer healthcare system. You can visit Tanya’s web site at: https://www.drtanyalord.com/
No registration necessary. Please call the church office at 603-659-3892 for the Zoom link. NCC is a Recovery Friendly community. We welcome you all!