To get the best medical care, collaborate with your doctors. Be in partnership with them. The more effectively you can provide useful information about your signs and symptoms, the more likely you are to receive the best care. Learn how to advocate for yourself by partnering with your doctors.
Bring an advocate with you to medical appointments if you need support or help with comprehension in the conversation with your doctor. Also, that person can advocate for you and ask questions that you may not think to ask. An advocate can also help you organize your medical records and take notes. A professional advocate […]
Bring someone with you when going for medical appointments that may include receiving a dire diagnosis.
The purpose of this blog and the entire website is to provide evidence-based information on how to live with medical self-care mastery. It is for all medical patients, caregivers, and advocates who want to learn how to collaborate with physicians to optimize the efficacy of your medical care. I post to this blog three times […]
This question & answer column is for people living with chronic health challenges and their family caregivers, who want to learn to increase the odds of improving their health by learning to live with mastery & wellbeing. I invite you to post your questions in the comments box below. When I get a certain number […]
In Part 7, this final segment of a 7-part series, presented at Marin Center for Independent Living in 2013, we explore the healing power of meaning and purpose. One of the most healthy behaviors is to engage in an active search to find what you can do to add meaning to your life. When we […]
Conclusion of interview with home healthcare expert Steve Olian, MBA: Larry Berkelhammer: LB Steve Olian: SO LB: What about the situation where the caregiver may actually be doing a really good job, but for some reason the patient just doesn’t like that caregiver and […]
- Authenticity, Transparency
- Body Centeredness
- Cancer and the Mind
- Chronic Illness and the Mind
- Gratitude and Well-Being
- In Your Own Hands
- Living by Personal Values
- Meaning and Purpose in Health
- Mindfulness Practice
- Practice is Everything
- Practice Living by Choice
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- Self-Efficacy and Self-Mastery
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