By The American Medical Association
The final time you visited your general practitioner, did you . . .* hesitate to invite a question-and go away with out the reply you needed?* no longer comprehend your doctor's clarification of your affliction or its treatment?* want you'll be extra accountable for your healthcare?You can take keep watch over. The extra you recognize approximately your healthcare wishes and the extra actively you're employed together with your health practitioner, the higher healthcare you'll obtain. during this concise, easy-to-understand ebook, the yankee scientific Association-the world's such a lot well known association of physicians-demystifies the connection among sufferer and health care professional and publications you in development an ongoing discussion along with your healthcare provider.Using nontechnical language and a reassuring tone, the yankee scientific organization advisor to speaking to Your health care provider explains:* What your general practitioner must learn about you and what she or he appears to be like for in an exam * the right way to comprehend a prognosis and talk about treatments and ambitions* whilst and the way to invite for a moment opinion* find out how to converse for a kid or older individual on your care* tips to talk about delicate matters resembling sexuality, drug dependence, melancholy, and kin violence* Your rights and tasks as a healthcare customer* the place to move for extra aid and informationEncouraging, authoritative, and thorough, the yank clinical organization consultant to speaking to Your health professional empowers you to speak higher together with your health care professional for you to interact to accomplish a standard goal-your reliable health.For greater than a hundred and fifty years, the yank clinical organization has been the top staff of health workers within the kingdom and essentially the most revered health-related firms on the earth. The AMA maintains to paintings to enhance the artwork and technology of drugs and to be an suggest for sufferers and the voice of physicians within the usa.
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Qxd 7/25/01 10:57 AM Page 44 44 AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION GUIDE TO TALKING TO YOUR DOCTOR ● Why are you recommending this particular treatment for me? Is this the standard, proven treatment for my condition or is it relatively new? Find out if other treatment options are available, what they involve, what their success rates are, and whether you are eligible for them. If you are not eligible, why not? Remember that it is to your advantage to play an active role in the decision-making process.
Qxd 7/25/01 10:55 AM Page 24 24 AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION GUIDE TO TALKING TO YOUR DOCTOR Schedule of Childhood Immunizations Here is the recommended schedule of immunizations for most children, which may change as a result of medical research and as new vaccines are developed. Your child’s doctor will follow the most current schedule and can recommend the best timing for each vaccination. Be sure to tell the doctor if your child has ever had seizures or if he or she is ill at the scheduled time of immunization.
Privacy in the Pediatrician’s Office Q My son is 13 years old. I have had a good relationship with his pediatrician since my son was born, but the doctor recently retired and a younger doctor has taken his place. I don’t especially like this new doctor’s attitude. She talks to my son more than she talks to me, and she always wants to examine my son alone. I don’t think my son is old enough to speak for himself. A Your son’s new pediatrician is following standard procedure by talking to your son in private.