This fascinating article addresses two common problems among patients: A lack of empowerment and a feeling that they are not fully participating in the decision making regarding their own medical care (despite the medical community’s earnest efforts over many years to improve in both of these areas).
Creation of a written agenda is one way I encourage my clients to overcome their fears and feelings of intimidation in physician meetings.
Michael Wolff’s New York Magazine article is an eye-opening piece, detailing the long drawn-out decline of his mother. Many of my clients, colleagues, friends and family are dealing with the same issues. Are you prepared?