Advice to NOT be a “good patient”   1 comment

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/09/30/bad.patient.save.life/index.html?hpt=T2

Interesting story today on CNN about NOT being a “good patient…” it is a plug for Cohen’s new book but never the less super interesting:).

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Posted September 30, 2010 by terieleawatkins in Uncategorized

One response to “Advice to NOT be a “good patient”

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  1. “I was an empowered mother. I was an empowered social worker. I was an empowered student. I was not an empowered patient.”

    The quote above from the article advising us to not be good patients struck me as summing up the issue well–we as parents, students, professionals will question, push back, speak truth to authority, YET we blame doctors for infantilizing us and trivializing our symptoms even though we are perfectly capable of doing everything required to be empowered patients.

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