Power to the patient

Describes how nurses are coaching patients by telephone as a way to improve self-care for those people with long-term conditions Kate Hilpern Paternalistic is probably the best word to describe the traditional relationship between healthcare professionals and their patients. “The power is held by the clinician because they provide a solution to the illness. That works by them telling the patient what they will do for them, then what they think the patient should do, and then finishing off by saying, ‘Is that ok?’” explains Jill Lewis, care manager development lead at Pfizer Health solutions. The problem is that while […]

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