Michael Joyce is a writer-producer with HealthNewsReview.org and tweets as @mlmjoyce
Call it a disconnect, call it inevitable, or even call it broken; suffice to say, the doctor-patient relationship has changed.
In this podcast we explore what’s changed and why it matters.
A phrase you’ll hear again and again when doctor-patient communication is discussed is “shared decision-making.” It’s something we’ve written about quite a bit.
Here’s more on the people you heard from in this podcast:
Her website, which has had more than 13 million views, is called myheartsisters.org. It’s a unique resource for women with heart disease.
As is her book: A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Disease.
She’s also blogged specifically about the challenges of the doctor-patient relationship HERE.
I’ve interviewed Dr. Abels before, the last time being in July of 2016, just one month after California had passed the End of Life Option Act (their version of Oregon’s ‘Death with Dignity’ law).
Abels contributed to a podcast exploring whether the boom of Catholic-run hospitals on the West Coast was limiting health care options for patients in rural communities like hers.