Browsing Tag: advocate

Patient Pathways, Empowered Patient Checklist

The Empowered Patient Checklist

For faster, safer care in the community, emergency room, hospital… and back home. The best way to prevent crisis is to plan ahead… and to expect the unexpected: Know your health history, your medications, and your contact information. Assign a Substitute Decision Maker or Representative – and let them know about your Values, Beliefs and […]

Who is an Empowered Patient?

Empowered patients know that they are responsible for their own health, health decisions, and will assertively demand the health care they deserve.  I am an Empowered Patient – and I am at Stage 4 (see below) – but I don’t expect I will remain there at all times.  It is virtually impossible to remain an […]