Biases, decision-making and patient care. Why doctors can’t tell you all the information or unbiased opinions. Ask your doctor for more information.
A good doctor will try to guide the patient in communicating their physical complaints. At the same time, the patient also has the responsibility to communicate all relevant aspects of their illness. This is what you can do to help your doctor make the correct diagnosis:
I’ve seen many patients confused about their diagnosis and their treatment. Would you want to prevent this situation? Here are some tips:
Imagine you’re a patient with extreme pain and you therefore go to A&E (i.e. emergency room) in the hospital. Here you are sat down and not helped for hours. Or imagine you have had a very bad experience with a healthcare professional (doctor, nurse or whoever else in the hospital). What would you do?
In this blog post series “How to be a better patient”, I’ll try to discuss the following things:
1. How to communicate more effectively with healthcare providers 2. Which medical alarm symptoms to be aware off 3. How to reduce your risk of disease 4. The pitfalls of modern medicine. And much more…