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Patient Empowerment involves active participation by the patient working in partnership with a healthcare team to receive the best care.

Patient empowerment begins with leaning about one’s own illness or condition, and participating in treatment decisions. It continues as a process, first by keeping a full and comprehensive record of one’s own medical history. Diagnosis, treatments, and medications are tracked by the patient, as well as symptoms and treatment side effects.

Through the process of patient empowerment, patients openly communicate with their healthcare team, contributing to the whole picture and individualizing care. In doing so, physicians are encouraged and enabled to provide optimal care in partnership with their patients.

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Hi, I'm PJ
PJ
I'm a survivor of breast cancer, Merkel Cell Carcinoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and recently self-published a book entitled, MY TRAVELS with the BIG C and a CLINICAL TRIAL that CHANGED my L...
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  • Wed Sep 1, 2021 · Like1
Hi, I'm Betti
I had my first mammogram 4 months after radiation but was due for my annual at that point so was kept on my regular schedule. As to lab work in my opinion they should be looking at all the results...
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  • Mon Aug 30, 2021 ·
I'm Ginger, and I'm a healthcare professional
I read & study as much as I can. Research is fascinating. It helps me with my continuing education to renew my license. It also helps me get an advantage on getting my FNP license. I'm not thinking...
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  • Fri Oct 8, 2021 ·
Hi, I'm CRYSTAL G.
Do not feel like you are the only one! I definitely have felt like a nuisance during treatment last year. Always hesitate for questions to follow up knowing how they will be received. My general pr...
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  • Wed Aug 18, 2021 · Like1
Hi, I'm Mike R
I am in no way close to your situation and all I can offer is to feeling your feelings and then choose the ones you want to live that day or hour or moment with. It is work as is life in general. ...
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  • about 24 hours ago · Like8
Hi, I'm Dawn Marie
I have been in Lyrica and gabapentin for nerve pain. Lyrica worried a little better for me but it was no magic solution. Neuropathy can be tough and often it's just finding the right combination.
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  • Sun Oct 17, 2021 · Like4
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