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The Yin and Yang of Patient Empowerment and Health Care

Patient Empowerment in Perspective Patient empowerment and health care hang in the balance. Patient empowerment is an important phenomenon accompanying health care reform. The forces of patient centered care which fuel it are counterbalanced by forces of quality assurance, professionalism, ethics, and cost containment in a symbiotic yin-yang manner. With the advent of health care reform the […]

Patient Empowerment: Not Just the Emperor’s New Clothes

If you’re familiar with the parable written by Danish author and poet Harris Christian Anderson – April 2, 1805-August 4, 1875 – patient empowerment is not just the emperor’s new clothes. Stated differently, if you are not familiar with the short story, patient empowerment is not just a caravan of ballyhoo-filled, blindfolded, self-deceived conformists traveling […]

The Virtue and Value of Patient Empowerment and Health Literacy amidst Healthcare Reform

Patient empowerment and health literacy are valuable attributes for both patients and healthcare providers in today’s healthcare system. Both are key requirements for accomplishing many of the goals and intents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Those goals include better well-being, favorable treatment outcomes and reduced medical costs. Patient empowerment is the process by which patients develop […]

Healthcare Insight – The Spice of Health Literacy

Healthcare insight is to health literacy as location is to real estate. Health literacy is the degree to which one is capable of obtaining, processing and understanding basic health information in order to make appropriate decisions related to one’s health. Without an understanding of how diseases are treated, evaluated and prevented, and knowledge of the […]

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