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Please See Me

Please See Me is an online literary journal that will feature health- and healthcare-related stories. At the heart of this publication is the cultivation of meaningful patient–provider partnerships in the spirit of wellness. To that end, we will publish work written by patients, family members, creatives, caregivers, and providers.

Our content will be a mix of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and digital media, including photography, podcasts, and short films. We plan to publish twice a year, with our first issue slated for January 2019. If you are interested in submitting, please visit our Submissions page.

Inspiration for this journal comes from Please See Me, the short, award-winning film we created and that was used by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at their annual Quality Conference in 2016 as the keynote centerpiece to inspire conversations between patients and providers. The film captures the heart of this journal by the same name—please watch it below to get a sense of our mission:

Please See Me is sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Narratives, housed within the MedStar Institute for Quality & Safety in Washington, DC. For a stronger sense of what Please See Me is all about, please explore the portfolio of short narrative films based on patient and provider stories in the MIQS Video Library.