Teaching Patients Simple Smart Healthcare Communication
Successful Patients Know How To Maximize the Time of Their Medical Visits
Patient-centered care, an essential aspiration of high quality care is defined as “Providing care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.” Patients must play an active role in their care by having defined responsibilities & knowledge of the visit. CORE Patients provides the opportunity and services for patients to be educated on how to prepared, when to speak up & what to say. The results? Empowered patients who feel in control of their health, who receive more individualized care, & are more satisfied healthcare consumers.
The CORE Method of patient education is: Simple. Clear. Empowering.
The most successful health outcomes occur when there is a true partnership between individuals and their healthcare providers. CORE Patients inform individuals how to make the most of that partnership by teaching, in the simplest form, the healthcare process, how to prepare, when to speak up, and how to agree on a health care plan that works for them. We also teach patients the "insider knowledge" - what is it that Doctors are trying to work towards and how, as patients can we help them to provide us the most accurate, individualized plan of care.
Patients with CORE knowledge
Are more likely to:
Plan for their next visit
Present a clear, organized timeline of their main concern
Ask questions to ensure understanding
Have more confidence to advocate for themselves
Feel that the it a shared dialogue with their clinician
Patient education that benefits the patient AND the physician!
"It makes me feel more empowered as a patient, and also as an advocate. I've been doing a lot of caregiving with my parents and doctor visits with them. I was always intimidated by doctors and thought 'I don't want to say something, i'll sound stupid if I asked that question.' I feel much more empowered to ask those questions. There is no stupid question when you're in the room, with your doctor. I feel like it makes me more conscious that I have to take responsibility and come prepared to tell my whole story and to not withhold anything. It's made me realize if we give them all that information and, if you have a good provider who's really listening that helps them to take care of you better. I think I've become better about that, not only for my own personal but also in taking care of my family."
"I am more of a partner in my own care; managing my care and discussing plan of care or thoughts or diagnoses, whereas before I don't think I would have had the the wherewithal to speak up or participate."