Author Archives: Jaime Christmas

The Importance of Giving a Voice to Patients and Carers

A few days ago, I had the honor of presenting at this year’s Patients as Partners Europe virtual conference, an industry forum centered on exchanging ideas about how to more readily provide therapeutics to patients. A vast majority of attendees were from the pharmaceutical industry, clinical research organizations, and…

The Beauty of Healing Through Language

I can hear the shower going upstairs as I sit at my writing desk in my downstairs office. It is funny how the sound of running water always makes me feel a little melancholic and contemplative. At the moment, I am dwelling on a question someone posed to me after…

In the New Year, I Will Focus on What Is True

2020 is almost at an end. In a few weeks, we will celebrate the holiday season, and before we know it, 2021 will be upon us. The past year was mostly filled with bad news and unexpected events, and the turmoil caused by COVID-19 has impacted many people around the…

‘Change the Way You Think About It’

“Surprise!” I watched familiar faces filter into the room where I stood stunned, not expecting the birthday event that was unfolding before me. I turn 50 tomorrow, and some close friends went to the trouble of organizing a celebration for me. I was thankful for the moment, and I felt…