Tag: physician-patient communication

How to face your health challenges with hope

How to face your health challenges with hope

Learn how to understand your doctor and make yourself understood #physician#patients

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What doctors want  you to know about healthcare

What doctors want you to know about healthcare

a roundup of posts from bloggers at #KevinMD#HealthyHumorist#TheHopefulCancerDoc

Watercress Words on Facebook

Watercress Words on Facebook

  Watercress Words is on Facebook where I post additional content to explore the heart of health just like I do here- posts to inform, instruct and inspire you . If you haven't visited me there, please do. Here are a few of my recent Facebook posts. Do you qualify to donate blood? This article from … Continue reading Watercress Words on Facebook

Why patients sue their doctors

  Last year I wrote a  series of posts about reasons to sue a doctor. The idea came from a medical journal article for physicians about avoiding malpractice  .  I thought patients should know the suggestions as well, so I took some of the ideas and wrote a 4 part article titled “6 reasons to sue … Continue reading Why patients sue their doctors

3 keys to effective communication with your doctor, part 2

In part 1, we considered the importance of establishing a connection between doctors and patients before trying to communicate. The goal is to establish effective patient engagement. (if you haven't read part 1, I suggest reading it now, this post will make more sense if you do) Now we're going to look at some practical … Continue reading 3 keys to effective communication with your doctor, part 2

3 keys to effective communication with your doctor, part 1

“Patient engagement” is a buzzword in health care these days, but what does that look like? Professionals in health care believe patient engagement means improving communication between doctors and patients. And for good reason- they also believe that doctors and patients need to communicate better. Patients complain that doctors don’t listen to them or respond … Continue reading 3 keys to effective communication with your doctor, part 1

How do you want to die?

If, like me, you don't listen to rap often, you may need to watch this video more than once to get the message. Dr. Zubin Damania, aka ZDoggMD, is a "physician, off-white rapper, and purveyor of the finest medical satire." In this video and others he uses unconventional means to educate and inform about important health … Continue reading How do you want to die?

Stopping medical malpractice- how patients can help -conclusion

(previously posted under the title 6 reasons to sue your doctor-and how not to-conclusion)  The final  reason to sue your doctor involves feelings ,which is more  difficult to quantify and illustrate than the behaviors I have discussed before. Attorney Richard Baker tells physicians, "Don't be afraid to face them (family of a patient with a bad outcome.) It's important … Continue reading Stopping medical malpractice- how patients can help -conclusion