Using Palliative Care Concepts to Improve Self-Management of Your Health Part II: Improving the Care
1. SEE LIKE A SKEPTIC
The first step is to change the way you see the world of healthcare and healthcare products. Many people are trying to fool you for their own benefit.
2. THINK LIKE A SCIENTIST
Determine for yourself what the evidence actually supports and whether it makes sense for you to pursue a certain product, therapy, or test to meet your health goals.
3. TALK LIKE A DOCTOR
Healthcare providers are able to get better care when they are in the role of the patient because they know who to talk to, what questions to ask, and how to make their values and priorities known to the system.
4. STAND LIKE A HERO
Questioning the rulings of insurance companies and hospitals can be draining. To do so takes courage and grit. You are the leading expert on your own experience. Your health and well-being matter more than the rules and expectations of our healthcare system.