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Doctors, Are You Listening to Your Patients? Communication From the Patient’s Perspective Part 4

7. Give me clear instructions. Use language I can understand. Give me my diagnosis; help me understand the treatment plan, and tell me the next steps. If I am receiving drugs known to be at high risk for errors, give … Continue reading

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Doctors, Are You Listening to Your Patients? Communication From the Patient’s Perspective Part 3

Here’s what doctors need to know – from your perspective, as a patient. Imagine what your health care would be like if all doctors read this article. 5. Give me education. Providing education at appointments and discharge from a healthcare … Continue reading

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Doctors, Are You Listening to Your Patients? Communication From the Patient’s Perspective Part 2

Here’s what doctors need to know – from your perspective, as a patient. Imagine what your health care would be like if all doctors read this article. 3. Tell me about the risks/options. Ask me to bring a family member … Continue reading

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Sexual Assaults at VA Hospitals

Changes in patient demographics present unique challenges for VA in providing safe environments for all veterans treated in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. GAO (Government Accountability Office)was asked to examine whether or not sexual assault incidents are fully reported … Continue reading

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PCA Morphine pump error

The nurse almost killed my mother I had just graduated nursing school. Now before that I was an EKG tech, monitor tech and worked in the emergency department as a ward clerk ALL before school so I had a very … Continue reading

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