Do you give us permission to be involved in your care?
If not, then why?
- Health literacy which is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions
- People with low health literacy may feel ashamed and try to conceal it from professional carers and family members
- People with long-term conditions report more difficulties in understanding health information and engaging with healthcare providers.
- Doctor’s health illiteracy A ‘culture of more’ is not necessarily better.
- Balancing the dynamics of dignified and safe care
- Redefining vulnerability in pandemics such as COVID-19
- Professional burden in areas characterised by poverty and inequality
- Consent to treatment A person must give permission before they receive any type of medical treatment, test or examination.
- Two questions may accomplish the major goals of advanced support preparation.
- “If you cannot, or choose not to participate in health care decisions, with whom should we speak?”
- “If you cannot, or choose not to participate in decision making, what should we consider when making decisions about your care?”