Mar 26

Bridging The Gap Between Patient Wishes And Doctor Actions

By MD for Seniors

Doctors and health care providers play an important role in senior care. They can help individuals identify and treat emerging medical concerns, as well as offer knowledge and support for their families.

However, communication is an essential part of the doctor-patient relationship, and any crossed wires can affect doctors as much as their patients. While a communication breakdown can have serious consequences, such as family members and caregivers lacking the necessary understanding of the care instructions patients are sent home with, it can also affect senior quality of life. This is especially true when it comes to decisions regarding end-of-life care.

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