Patient-Centered Care Part 2 of 2: Being Your Own Health Care Manager

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Patient-Centered Care Part 2 of 2: Being Your Own Health Care Manager

“How can I be the best Health Care Manager for myself?”

The online world of the internet presents many opportunities to engage with information in such a way that has never been done before. Anyone with internet access can research information, find solutions to problems, assess various situations from the experience of other users, seek out persons whose interests align with theirs, etcetera. The internet is such a vast place of information, that if you are not an expert on a particular subject, the information available can be overwhelming. More so, it can be difficult at times to tease what information is relevant, valuable, trustworthy, replicable, realistic, valid, unbiased, reputable, and evidence-based. Continue reading “Patient-Centered Care Part 2 of 2: Being Your Own Health Care Manager”

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Patient-Centered Care Part 1 of 2: Patients Are Their Own Health Care Manager

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Patient-Centered Care Part 1 of 2: Patients Are Their Own Health Care Manager

Patient Rights and Managing Your Care: Preventing “Bandage Solutions” by “Taking the Wheel”

When one is seeking services in the health care system, it can be overwhelming if you do not understand what is happening in your body; knowing and understanding your diagnosis; what tests may be performed, why and what they mean; and what kind of treatment you are getting, for what reason and how it is supposed to help you. It can be even more overwhelming when you are in charge of looking after someone else’s health and it is your responsibility to make the best-informed decision that you possibly can with the information you have at hand, provided that you understand all the information that is given to you. Continue reading “Patient-Centered Care Part 1 of 2: Patients Are Their Own Health Care Manager”

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