As a coach I believe and support patient empowerment. When you become involved in your health by advocating you gain a greater sense of control and become greatly empowered. When you invest in your health you will start to take greater action, giving yourself far better results overall.
Health US News reported: There was a time when a doctor’s word was final – his or her education and experience was considered the foundation of unquestionable wisdom. But now, patients understand they also play an important role in their health care. By advocating for themselves and getting involved in the decision-making process, they can reap numerous benefits. (http://health.usnews.com)
Communication is very important when it comes to good health care. When you take an active role in your health care, research shows you respond better to treatment and can be happier during the process. Being a passive patient can result in reduced overall health & wellness. Today I want to share a few different ways to be your own health advocate.