Regina Holliday is a DC-based patient rights arts advocate. Regina began painting a series of murals depicting the need for clarity and transparency in medical records. This advocacy mission was inspired by her husband Frederick Allen Holliday II and his struggle to get appropriate care during 11 weeks of continuous hospitalization at 5 facilities. After his death resulting from kidney cancer on June 17, 2009, she began painting a mural entitled “73 cents." It depicts the Holliday family’s journey through the medical system.
Regina also paints on canvas at medical conferences throughout the US. She paints the concepts discussed and presents them through a patient’s view. She also began an advocacy movement called “The Walking Gallery.” The Gallery consists of artists, medical providers, technicians and advocates who wear patient-centered care paintings on the backs of business suits. Regina is a 2011-2012 Fellow with TMIT: She will appear in the upcoming Safety Leaders/Discovery Chanel documentary: “Out of the Danger Zone” and is part of the creative team working on The Patient Speakers Portal.
Presentation: Pallets of Care
Regina focuses on the patient journey from primary care office, to triage, through hospitalizations and even into her hospice experience during her presentation. Throughout the presentation, she will interject elements of daily life, loves, laughs and tears into a clinical space.
- Discuss importance of patient and caregiver access to data for informed choice.
- Describe societal perceptions of palliative and hospice care.
- Identify solutions to improve access to palliative care and hospice care in a timely fashion.
Presentation has been approved for CME, Counselors and Social Workers.
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