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Addie Amini (not verified)

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 07:04 pm

I agree, Ashley.  I think that the only way to move healthcare over in to the patient-centered realm is to familiarize ourselves as practitioners with asking about the patient's "why".  Or maybe even asking more basic questions such as: what do you value in your life and as your healthcare provider, how can I help you achieve this?  As a general rule, providers usually assume that prolonged amount of time in life is what every patient values, but this is not always the case.  Some patients value quality of life over quantity and some value continuing in their unhealthy lifestyle instead of following through with treatment plans.  As we come to align ourselves with patient wishes I believe that we can set more realistic goals and increase compliance with treatment plans.