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Cancer Orientation Class Reduces Patient Anxiety

Cancer Orientation Class Reduces Patient Anxiety

The focus on patient and family-centered care encourages patients to take an active role in their health care in partnership with their health care providers.   When patients express their concerns about their health care and treatment, they expect them to be addressed by the institutions and the health care professionals providing their treatment.   With payment… Continue Reading

Staying Safe in the Hospital Over the Holiday Weekend

Staying Safe in the Hospital Over the Holiday Weekend

Wherever you may find yourself over the upcoming holidays, the one place you do not want to be is in the hospital.  Most people don’t realize that hospitals can be dangerous places.  Staying safe in the hospital over the holiday may seem like an unnecessary warning.  However, danger lurks in the form of antibiotic resistant… Continue Reading

Colin’s Story

Colin’s Story

Everyone has a story. Colin’s story is not just about his journey through a cancer diagnosis and ultimately, his death. Patients succumb to the brutal effects of cancer every day, and families are left in the aftermath to pick up the pieces. However, Colin, and thousands of cancer patients like him, go to their deaths… Continue Reading

Trust: The Essential Ingredient In Patient Compliance

Trust: The Essential Ingredient In Patient Compliance

We trust you.  That’s the bottom line.  When we are sick and facing a serious life-threatening illness, we are open and vulnerable.  We can either follow your instructions or suffer the consequences.  Medical knowledge at the molecular level is not something we can just brush up on.  We can’t google our symptoms and come up… Continue Reading

A Subtle Clue to Communicate a Poor Prognosis Is Not Enough

A Subtle Clue to Communicate a Poor Prognosis Is Not Enough

Not surprisingly, health care professionals sometimes procrastinate when it comes to telling their patients about a poor prognosis. Perhaps they too, like their patients, tend to be overly optimistic in their judgement when presented with a dismal prognosis. Who doesn’t want their patient to be one of the lucky ones to survive the odds?  Consequently,… Continue Reading

What Patients Want to Know About Their Prognosis

What Patients Want to Know About Their Prognosis

Previously published in Kevin MD  March 30, 2017. Everyone immersed in the culture of medicine knows that physicians sometimes defer the discussion about prognosis to patients who are battling a life threatening illness.  Everyone, that is, except the patient.   We arrive on your doorstep believing that our presence indicates the obvious.  So, how are we… Continue Reading