Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Your Role as a Partner on Your Healthcare Team

Your Role as a Partner on Your Healthcare Team: "Perhaps the most important trait that separates an empowered patient from one who is not empowered is the role of 'active participant.' Active participants are those patients who realize that when they begin to experience symptoms, or at the point where they recognize that something in their body isn't functioning correctly, it's time for them to actively seek answers and solutions in collaboration with other members of their healthcare team. To be an empowered patient, you must recognize yourself as the hub of the healthcare wheel. Each other participant is positioned at the end of a spoke, allowing them to work directly with you, and in concert with the other team members found at the other spokes."

1 comment:

  1. Dear Dr. Malpani, I have recently mailed you a copy of my book entitled "The Empowered Patient: Hundreds of life-saving facts, action steps and strategies you need to know." My book shares your focus on patient-centered care and readers will find a wealth of information on preventing infection ans medical errors, communicating with the health care team, second opinions, informed consent, the complaint process and much more. See my website at www.theempoweredpatient.com or order the book from Amazon.com.
    Dr. Julia Hallisy


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