Working with Your Doctor: Getting the Healthcare You Deserve

Working with Your Doctor: Getting the Healthcare You Deserve

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by Nancy Keene
     
 

Getting the best healthcare in today's world requires that you participate in the process. Working with Your Doctor: Getting the Healthcare You Deserve will help you to be your own advocate, to get the very vest in healthcare, and to have the best possible relationship with your doctors. It will show you how to become an assertive, but understanding,

Overview

Getting the best healthcare in today's world requires that you participate in the process. Working with Your Doctor: Getting the Healthcare You Deserve will help you to be your own advocate, to get the very vest in healthcare, and to have the best possible relationship with your doctors. It will show you how to become an assertive, but understanding, medical care consumer.Medical treatments are more complex than ever, and there are almost always options, especially for chronic conditions. You often receive care from several doctors, either because you have conditions that require specialists or because you receive treatment through a group practice or HMO.This book contains stories from both doctors and patients — medical "frequent fliers," who share, in their own words, the lessons and strategies they have learned in their medical journeys. These first-hand accounts are a reminder that with the right tools we can maneuver through the often complicated maze of medical information and get the best care available. We don't waste any energy railing against "the system" or demonizing doctors. Instead, we give you in-depth, practical information on:

  • Finding the right doctor
  • Communication and mutual decision-making
  • Rights and responsibilities of the physician and patient
  • Problem solving and handling conflict
  • Questions to ask about tests, drugs, and surgery
  • Researching medical literature and talking with your doctor about what you find
  • Options for taking action if you've been wronged
Being well informed can protect you against mistakes or bad care.Working with Your Doctor: Getting the Healthcare You Deserve guides you through the medical care environment and is an education for even the most savvy healthcare consumer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565922730
Publisher:
Patient Centered Guides
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Series:
Patient Centered Guides Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
377
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.77(d)

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James Dougherty
Working with Your Doctor fills a genuine need for patients and their family members caught up in this new and intimidating age of impersonal, economically-driven health care delivery. Patients and doctors alike owe Nancy Keene a large debt of gratitude.
Linda Peeno
The essence of medicine and the experience of healing is in the relationships -- the primary relationship being the doctor. This book captures the critical human dimension very impressively.

Meet the Author

Nancy Keene has written or co-authored five health books for families. She is co-creator of the Patient-Centered Guides series and Editor of pediatric titles. Nancy is a tireless advocate for childrens health issues, including pediatric clinical trials, childhood cancer, late effects of childhood cancer treatments, pediatric pain relief, and emotional support for families. She frequently speaks for professional and parent groups and works on/with national pediatric advocacy organizations and committees.

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Working with Your Doctor: Getting the Healthcare You Deserve 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's easy to get overwhelmed and lost in the complicated medical mazes that face us all, especially when dealing with a medical crisis. This practical book is well worth the read. I left it feeling confident about asserting myself and my needs with the physicians my family deals with.