by Sachin H. Jain | Forbes | November 9, 2015
Medical Care Discovery: Patient Communication
Sovereign Solutions Editor’s Note:
Patient communication is important. Direct, emphatic, quality TWO WAY communication where both parties COLLABORATE.
I took the liberty of altering the original title. You can click the featured content link and read the full text as well as see the original title.
Basically, my title was sort of a sarcastic rebuke of what ought not to be. What ought not to be?
This: the inference that this is a newly discovered truth!
How can we FORGET? It seems so basic.
Patient communication is important; and the article clearly demonstrates such. I have little to elaborate on in regards to it and what it seeks to prove. And it does an excellent job of doing just that I may add. [HINT: BE SURE TO READ IT!]
However, let it be known that the sarcasm does not connote a disrespect to the author of that article or to any practitioners.
We all have a tendency to conform to different cultural environments, whether they be company, institutional, ideologically, or otherwise oriented. Sometimes we cannot see the forest for the trees, as is often said.
Bear in mind, though, that if you are a patient and never on the medical practitioner side of the healthcare equation, it is YOUR responsibility, too, to make sure that this therapeutic healthcare alliance of sorts is there. YOU BEAR RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH.
We at Sovereign Liberty Solutions absolutely believe in the general philosophy of self empowerment; without that personal impetus, each one of us is held hostage by sets of circumstances, systems, groups, and individuals that may or may not, whether intentional or not, have YOUR best interest in mind, your health be damned! So you see, patient communication is YOUR duty, too.
In other words, you need to make sure that there is quality patient communication. If this does not happen, then your healthcare suffers. And that is mostly YOUR fault and not ‘society’s’ or anybody else’s, with the possible exception of strikingly poor service by your medical care practitioner.
Medical care practitioners deal with an awful lot. Unfortunately, they fight government, insurance, regulators, and basically a whole host of non-productive, onerous, non-value-added, hostage-like conditions that take up way too much of their time, leaving you with less of it yourself with them. And they have to fight against their own culture and perhaps predilections to bring about binary, quality patient communication, or that healthcare therapeutic alliance I suggested.
Why not do your part and force the issue, if need be? And if your medical care practitioner does not consent to such communication?
Find somebody else, because you are more than some domesticated animal without a voice or an equally important contribution in the exchange with medical care practitioners and organizations. Your money, or what amounts to it, makes you an equal, if not more important, partner in this matter!