HealthCare and Social Media… It Matters! It Works!
Tell Me Your Story… “Let Patients Heal Healthcare” @epatientDave
Your story, the issues you face and how they affect you and your loved ones matter ! It is of paramount importance that your personal insights, values and the effect the issue at hand is having on your quality of life is critical to delivering personalized, appropriate, efficient, and possibly evidence-based medical advice or surgical decision making. This message is sub-speciality agnostic — it is not purely to assist you in your Orthopedic needs. It pertains to all interactions you have across the healthcare spectrum.
If you find your provider is not willing to listen… simple… move on! You can find many of us who do care.
Video Transcript: Lightly edited
Good morning I am Dr. Howard Luks, this is your Orthopedic Minute. Tell us your (healthcare) story. I am willing to listen, I want to know why, because your story matters how your issue, your injury, your diseases effects you and effects those around you — and effects your quality of life. It matters enormously in determining what treatment regimens may assist you and could put you in a different treatment algorithm. We will choose to initiate a plan specifically gearing the treatment towards you and your needs. It will take into account your quality of your life. The (healthcare) decision will take into account how your injury or disease effects your ability to go to work, to play with your children, to play with your grandchildren etcetera. There are so many variables involved. But to make that informed decision I need to hear your story. I need to know your story and I need to assist you by engaging in a shared decision making process.
Healthcare as a whole needs to do that but at least I can start with my little piece of the world — and by doing that — hopefully the concept spreads as many of the people who I met at the Mayo Clinic for their recent Healthcare and Social Media course had stated this past week herein Rochester, MN. Especially the conclusion of @e-patientDave — let patients heal healthcare. By telling your stories, incorporating your quality of life, your decision-making variables etc,— we can all go a very long way to making this a better healthcare system and making each interaction that you have with a physician far better more effective and more efficient one. Have a great day.
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