Are You Asking The Right Health Care Questions?
The Right Questions will Give You The Right Answers
Let's take a moment to understand the prime purpose of such services and its overall mission. Research shows that individuals who have a good relationship with their health care team receive better care and are happier with their care. Patients and families who engage with a Health Care Coach ask good questions which help to reduce the risk of errors and hospital admissions. Your health depends on good communication
Healthy living includes attaining true knowledge that helps you maintain a new lifestyle change. Being a Nurse in such a multicultural city, I have seen many people receive inadequate care due to a lack of understanding. I just want to share some healthcare information to help increase your total potential of staying healthy.
It has been cited that Doctors interrupt patients 18 seconds into an office visit, on average. Given this fact, patients who seek to maximize their healthcare experience must learn how to speak so that doctors will listen. There are three communication skills that when applied to a doctor’s visit, can increase odds that your Physician will hear, and help solve the problem.
Asking questions and providing information to your Doctor and other care providers can improve your care. Talking with your doctor builds trust and leads to better results, quality, safety, and satisfaction. Quality health care is a team effort. You play an important role. One of the best ways to communicate with your doctor and health care team is by asking questions. Because time is limited during medical appointments, you will feel less rushed if you prepare your questions before your appointment.
Your doctor wants your questions
Quality health care is a team effort. With the introduction of Health Care Advocacy, we provide the resources that will help individuals and community health partners work towards a common goal. More knowledge for all towards true health and wellness. You play an important role. One of the best ways to communicate with your doctor and health care team is by asking the right questions, bearing in mind that you have limited time during your medical appointments, you will feel less rushed if you prepare your questions before your appointment.
Your doctor wants your questionsDoctors know a lot about a lot of things, but they don't always know everything about you or what is best for you. Your questions give your doctor and health care team important information about you, such as your most important health care concerns, Your Family History will be your guide to attaining the best care.
Asking questions is key to good communication with your doctor. If you don't ask questions, your doctor may think you do not need or want more information. Asking questions help your doctor know what is important to you. It also lets your doctor know when something he or she says is unclear.
Understanding your health problem will help you make decisions. If you know how the health problem may affect your life, activities and what may happen if the condition gets worse, you will be able to handle your challenge better.
Below is an article written By a Doctor in The US. Health Care Advocates are used in the US more than In Canada, due to the lack of free health care. I have always felt that even with free Health Care with out Health care Literacy the system will fail.
According to Dr Carolyn Clancy she agrees with the use of a Health Care Advocate.
Why It's Wise to Use a Health Advocate
Health advocates can:
- Ask questions or voice concerns to your doctor for you.
- Compile or update your medicine list.
- Remember your medication regimen and help you follow treatment instructions, including asking questions about your follow-up care.
- Help arrange transportation.
- Research treatment options, procedures, doctors, and hospitals.
- File paperwork or assist with insurance matters.
- Ask the "what's next" questions, such as, "If this test is negative what does it mean? If it's positive, will more tests be needed?"
Who makes a good health advocate? Someone who is calm, pays attention to details, and can ask questions and state information clearly.
If possible, choose someone who knows you well. Be clear about what kind of help you need and what worries you. It's helpful to give your advocate details of your medical history. For example, you may want to discuss the tests you've had, list medicines you take and provide contact information for other family members and your durable power of attorney.
If your advocate doesn't know you well, make sure to let him or her know if your hearing or vision is limited. He or she can alert your medical team to speak clearly and to read instructions aloud if they are not available in large type.
You can also ask your local hospital staff to recommend a patient advocate. In fact, some hospitals and nursing homes employ advocates who work on patients' behalf at no charge.
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