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Patient education

Patient Education 👩‍🏫



🧐If I have pain, tiredness and fatigue symptoms, I would want to know the cause.


☹️Recently I had a women's health issue and I knew I was getting anxious to know what was going on❓


🧐 I was given numerous tests and prescriptions which made my symptoms worse.


😩I was told different diagnoses in the matter of 3 - 6 months - this made me more anxious and frustrated. 


☹️It is a terrible feeling when your body behaves a certain way and you lack control


🤦🏽‍♀️I did google my symptoms ( embarrassed) it only caused me more frustration


😀Luckily , I did ask questions and they were answered by a healthcare professional who listened and understood my concerns.


😊This incident has increased my empathy .


🙏 I believe after this experience I understand why anyone struggles with the ONE question - What is wrong with ME?"


Patient education by healthcare professionals - is crucial-  It is rightly said - 


Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.”—Norman Cousins, Anatomy of an Illness


Patient education conversations include the following -


  • What is the condition?

  • Prevalence

  • Causes

  • Symptoms

  • Diagnosis 

  • Treatment /Management


Ultimately it is about empowering the patient- 


“what do they think and want to do”


👂When a healthcare professional takes time to explain the issue in simple terms- patient  understands it better and manages their condition even better.


✅When we know what is causing the issue 


✅We implement the suggestions given by healthcare professionals 


✅Treat it with suggested management techniques 


✅Implement day-to-day strategies suggested to improve function 


✅Adopt preventative measures 


🙏So please ask questions when you see healthcare professional they will explain and allow you to understand the problem/ issue better



✅Book with us for a holistic assessment and solution because WE LISTEN TO YOU


Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2017 Jan; 30(1): 112–113. doi: 10.1080/08998280.2017.11929552

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

So important thank you

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