Thursday, April 21, 2011

Farbstein on patient empowerment

Ken Farbstein, the blogger over at the Patient Safety Blog, has published a book. It is called Getting Your Best Healthcare, Real-World Stories for Patient Empowerment.

As the title suggests, Ken uses examples of people with acute and chronic illnesses and combines them to offer thoughtful lessons and suggestions.

Here is an excerpt from the introduction:

The stories in this book teach us how to partner with our gifted doctors and nurses, to stay safe while in their care. Patients have relied for too long on the doctors’ brilliance and goodness, believing that Doctor knows best. Doctors do know what’s the best medical care, and we know what’s best for us. It’s time for us to step up as partners in our care.

Worth reading for sure, whichever side of the bed you are on.

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