Saturday, April 14, 2007

Empowering patients with the tools they need to make tough medical decisions

Empowering patients with the tools they need to make tough medical decisions: "You -- or a loved one -- have been diagnosed with a disease or condition you know very little about. Or perhaps you fear you have a medical problem and don't know what to do next. You may be worried or frightened. You may feel paralyzed by the news, and incapable of dealing with it. You have questions, and you are frustrated by your inability to get immediate answers.

Or perhaps you understand the diagnosis, but the treatment just doesn't seem to have a positive effect. Your symptoms may not improve, or perhaps new ones appear. People are giving you advice: doctors, family, friends. But some advice conflicts with other advice. It's difficult to know what to do.

diagKNOWsis.org was started to help you sort out the questions, answers, and advice. It is provided by patients, from a patient's point of view. It was begun by someone who has been right where you are.
It will help you take responsibility for your own health and medical decisions. It teaches you to become a better health and medical care consumer."

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