How to be a strong “health care quarterback” (advocate or ally)

 

In my previous post I offered “the lay of the land” in the health care system and why the way you participate as a patient or ally is so important.  In this post I offer some very concrete guidance about what to track, know and pay attention to.  How to develop habits that will ease your passage and ensure more positive outcomes and experiences for you or the people you are supporting.

KATE

 

What you need to know about the health care system and your role in it.

 

This is the first of a number of videos I have been wanting to offer for a very long time.  It is vital, now more than ever, that we all understand the realities of the health care system and how our choices, actions, and behaviour influence not only our care, but the system as a whole.  Many of us are seeking care based on false assumptions and misunderstanding.  This can have a highly detrimental affect on our care experience our health outcomes AND our perception of the care givers we encounter.  For everyone’s sake we need to shift our thinking, change our relationships and begin manoeuvring as partners in our own care.  Team work!!  Please share widely and watch for more as I get more specific (and hopefully better at editing ;))

KATE