Friday, September 21, 2012

Getting Engaged

Elaine Waples

We hear inspiring things about patient engagement. The very concept has a hearty, spirited, “do-right” sound to it.

  • Engaged patients should believe the treatment they are getting is right.
  • They should feel a strong commitment and trust in the doctor(s) and treatment centers where they receive care.
  • They should believe that what they are doing is meaningful.
  • And they should be willing to do whatever it takes to get better or survive.