Pamela Katz Ressler MS, RN, HNB-BC, is the founder of Stress Resources in Concord, Massachusetts, a firm specializing in building resilience for individuals and organizations through connection, communication and compassion. Ressler teaches in the Pain Research, Education and Policy Program at Tufts University, serves on the Executive Board for Medicine X at Stanford University, and speaks about resilience at conferences worldwide. Pam Ressler also is an expert on using social media in healthcare. In this podcast, Pam Ressler talks with Helen Osborne about: How digital communication is helping people connect and share their experience of illness. And why this matters. A rapid evolution from blogs to tweets and online peer-to-peer communities. Ways that these forms of communication help patients make meaning of their illness and recovery, and move toward personalization and action. More Ways to Learn: Stress Resources, at http://www.stressresources.com “Communicating the Experience of Chronic Illness in the Digital Age,” a panel discussion moderated by Pamela Ressler at Medicine X, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBdYLhiucnE&feature=youtu.be Inspire, at https://www.inspire.com Mayo Clinic Connect, at https://connect.mayoclinic.org Healthcare Hashtag Project from Symplur, at https://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/ “Blogging to Communicate the Experience of Illness (HLOL #53), at http://www.healthliteracyoutloud.com/2011/02/15/health-literacy-out-loud-podcast-53-blogging-to-communicate-the-experience-of-illness/ Read the transcript of this podcast.