Learn How Patients Can Become Active Members of Their Healthcare Team - Free Teleseminar on March 15
Posted Mar 12 2010 12:00am
On Monday, March 15, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time, I invite you attend my free teleseminar, exploring how cancer patients, especially those with prostate and breast cancer, can use powerful questions to elicit doctor's attention and a better understanding of the patient's needs and issues. The goal of is to eliminate patient passivity and improve doctor-patient communication, whether you are the patient or his/her health coach.
Even the most experienced doctor, including oncologists and urologists, are not all-knowing. If you have just been diagnosed with cancer, such as cancer of the prostate, and your doctor tells you your cancer is bad or simply responds that you'll live, don't take his glib reply too seriously. At best, a physician can only tell you how most patients with your condition usually fare.
If the doctor tells you exactly how long you're going to live, see another doctor immediately! In short you have every right to expect your doc to respond as scientifically as possible.
On the other hand, if your doctor makes no attempt to reassure you that, with the right treatment, you'll be fine, quietly leave his or her office. After all, you want a physician who is both skilled and compassionate. How well a doctor listens is as important as his technical abilities to help you. With that in mind, we will review ten sets of vital questions you might ask your doctor to eliminate your confusion and sharpen his/her awareness of your needs.
The teleseminar will be useful for listeners who are patients and those who are health coaches, who want to enable patients to be self-advocates. Click the link at the bottom of this page to register for this free session.