Talking about your health can be very hard to do. There are many reasons for this. You may:
Not understanding what you are told and not asking questions are real problems in health care today. Poor communication between you and your health care providers can cause you to:
Doctors and other health care providers are working on communicating better with patients. There have been many articles and classes that are letting health care providers know that they need to do a better job. Some of the terms you may hear about this are:
But communication doesn't just happen one way. There are things you can do to make sure that you understand what is happening to you or your loved one. Use the tips presented here to help make the most of your health care.