Sunday, July 11, 2010

What 'Patient-Centered' Should Mean: Confessions Of An Extremist - Health Affairs

What 'Patient-Centered' Should Mean: Confessions Of An Extremist -- Health Affairs: "Three maxims. Others have struggled to find a proper definition of patient-centeredness. Three useful maxims that I have encountered are these: (1) 'The needs of the patient come first.'(2) 'Nothing about me without me.'(3) 'Every patient is the only patient.'

Unfortunately, most doctors learn to become patient-centric only after they ( or their loved ones) fall sick and are traumatised by the "healthcare system" !

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