Get­ting Your Best Health Care: Real-World Sto­ries for Patient Empowerment

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August 15, 2013
An illu­mi­nat­ing guide­book for all patients — and those who serve as their advo­cates — Get­ting Your Best Health Care pars­es the com­plex sys­tem of care in Amer­i­ca. Through prac­ti­cal exam­ples and real-life strate­gies it steers us toward a more col­le­gial, more effi­cient, more patient-focused – and unde­ni­ably safer – rela­tion­ship with the sys­tem and pro­fes­sion­als with­in it. This book teach­es us how to part­ner with our doc­tors and nurs­es and how 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.

Get­ting Your Best Health Care is writ­ten by work­ing patient advo­cate Ken Farb­stein, Pres­i­dent of Patient AdvoCare. 

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