What It Really Takes to Listen to Patients
This post should be required reading for all health care professionals! I particularly like the point raised about the patient not being a disease with a body attached but a life into which a disease has intruded.
yes, marie, the quote above is so profoundly true, and may be the crux of enhancing and assisting the changes needed to include integrating patients’ voices. understanding that truth as quoted, then actually verbalizing it to a patient would be so very helpful in the initial dialogue.
great article – thanks for sharing it. Karen xoxo