Communication

​Understanding your health and the outcomes from your doctor's diagnosis is important. Learning how to manage and prevent disease deterioration/re-hospitalization is key. Good communication between patient and healthcare professional  is critical at this stage. Bringing in a care-giver may give extra insurance as to what was communicated. Some of the topics communicated include:

  • Goals of care discussions

  • End-of life care discussions

  • Defining patient centered outcomes

  • Facilitating shared decision making

  • Communication across providers to ensure integrated, non-fragmented care (GP, rehabilitation therapists, nutritionist etc)