DPC News

Person-centered healthcare focuses on patient as individual

PostBulletin.com / Associated Press, November 9, 2015

Every time JoAnna James took her husband, Lawrence, to the doctor, she left the hospital without understanding what was wrong with him. “You ask (doctors) to break it down so you can understand what they are saying and they make you feel like there is something wrong with you,” said James, 67. Frustrated, the couple signed up two years ago for an experimental program at the University of Chicago Medicine. The James’ new primary care doctor explained Lawrence’s prostate cancer diagnosis and every procedure that followed until they understood each of them. “She speaks your language,” JoAnna James said.

READ FULL STORY …

SOURCE: http://www.postbulletin.com/life/health/person-centered-health-care-focuses-on-patient-as-individual/article_7fa69227-b5e6-5e6b-93ef-744fba441bc4.html

Categories: DPC News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s