when I felt I wasn’t getting a straight answer. Know your owls poster I demanded doctors wash/sanitize their hands before touching my son. If my attitude was to feel crushed by the whole thing and accept our “fate,” I would not have been a good advocate.
Know your owls poster
As part of a focus on person-centred care, we are being taught to care for “clients”, “healthcare consumers”, “persons receiving care”, “persons” or simply “people”. The concept of a “patient” is from a paternalistic medical model whereby the person receiving care is disempowered and the healthcare workers are the experts. Know your owls poster A more collaborative person-centred approach DOES lead to better health outcomes. I know it feels weird not to think of them as patients. But evidence is on our side on this.
“you” don’t pay doctors, insurance companies do. So by your logic, as a “client” rather than patient, if your insurance company pays half of what is charged for a service, do you get “half of treatment?” When you come into the ER with a heart attack…regardless of your ability to pay, or your “insurance” you get treated with the intent to save your life. Because you are a patient. And the bond between Doctor and patient is sacred. we should respect doctors as experts because they are experts in medical care.