This PSA resonated with me, so I wanted to help spread the word.
It’s all about being an empowered patient and asking questions, and having a discussion with your doctor about your health. It’s from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a government agency with a mission to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
And here is a little blurb from their PA Specialist on how to find more information:
“Questions are the Answer” features a website – www.ahrq.gov/questions – where you will find these free educational tools to use with your patients:
- A 7-minute video featuring real-life patients and clinicians who give firsthand accounts on the importance of asking questions and sharing information – this tool is ideal for a patient waiting room area and can be set to run on a continuous loop.
- A brochure, titled “Be More Involved in Your Health Care: Tips for Patients,” that offers helpful suggestions to follow before, during and after a medical visit.
- Notepads to help patients prioritize the top three questions they wish to ask during their medical appointment.
“Diabetes is like being expected to play the piano with one hand while juggling items with another hand, all while balancing with deftness and dexterity on a tightrope”— Marlene Less, 1983
DisclaimerI am not a medical professional. Nothing on this site should be construed as medical advice. Your diabetes may vary. Contact your health care provider for specific questions.