In this post I link to resources on how to be an effective medical advocate for yourself and your loved ones.
How to Take Charge of Your Medical Care
By Elizabeth YukoIllustrations by Pete Gamlen. Accessed 6/29/2021.
One Day Your Mind May Fade. At Least You’ll Have a Plan. By Paula Span
Jan. 19, 2018
A Simple Way to Document the Medical Care You Would Want If You Had Dementia: Advance Directive For Dementia. Accessed 6/29/2021.
Looking to Tackle Prescription Overload. By Paula Span
June 7, 2021
The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records. By Steve Lohr
March 31, 2015
A Doctor’s Guide to a Good Appointment
By Danielle Ofri, M.D.Illustrations by Jon Krause; Animation by Miguel Co; Contributor: Dr. Tobe Fisch. Accessed 6-30-2021.
The Appointment Ends. Now the Patient Is Listening. By Paula Span
Aug. 18, 2017
With his patients’ approval, Dr. Ryan routinely records appointments, then uploads the audio to a secure web platform so that patients can listen whenever they need to recall what they discussed with him. They can give family members access to the recordings as well.
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Sometimes Patients Simply Need Other Patients. By Aaron E. Carroll and Austin Frakt
July 9, 2018