Communication has been shown to be a significant key in preventing medical error, and the picture is becoming ever more clear: Patients and families have to play an active role in their care. From the front lines of healthcare delivery:
- Ask questions of your healthcare providers without fear
- Engage in the care you receive
- If a healthcare professional rebukes the input you provide into the care you are about to receive, take that as a sign you need to seek care elsewhere. Immediately!
It could save your life, or the life of a loved one. More to come on this, but the following video was put out by the Institute of Medicine…