MY MISSION IS TO EMPOWER PATIENTS TO BETTER ENGAGE WITH CLINICIANS, CLINICIANS TO BETTER COMMUNICATE WITH PATIENTS, AND ACADEMICS TO BETTER TRANSLATE RESEARCH FINDINGS.

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PATIENTS

How to Be an Empowered Patient

An empowered patient is one who has influence in their healthcare interactions and affairs to improve their health and quality of life. Patient empowerment encompasses three main abilities: (1) information seeking, (2) critical self-reflection, and (3) communication skills. First, an empowered patient seeks health information from multiple sources such as clinicians, credible websites, social support networks (in-person and online), and family members

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