The intensive care unit (ICU) is a place for patients to stabilize and recover with round-the-clock care from a diverse medical team. Learn how to navigate the ICU from a critical care physician.
It’s high time for patients to take an active role in their own healthcare.
You sit in an exam room and let the doctor lecture you. You don’t take notes. You don’t ask questions. As a result, you leave unsatisfied — and without understanding what comes next. Don’t be that patient. In the past, I’ve talked about the things you should expect from your doctor. But as a patient, … Read More
You just waited two hours for a doctor who’s running late. Once in the office, the doctor zips through a jargon-filled speech, orders a test, writes a prescription and sends you on your way. You leave in a cloud of confusion, realizing that you never even asked a question. Don’t accept this. It’s the worst-case … Read More
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In this creative, emotionally stirring interpretation of what it means to have empathy, you will be taken through a hospital with the ability to see people’s thoughts and feelings.