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Patient Empowerment involves active participation by the patient working in partnership with a healthcare team to receive the best care.

Patient empowerment begins with leaning about one’s own illness or condition, and participating in treatment decisions. It continues as a process, first by keeping a full and comprehensive record of one’s own medical history. Diagnosis, treatments, and medications are tracked by the patient, as well as symptoms and treatment side effects.

Through the process of patient empowerment, patients openly communicate with their healthcare team, contributing to the whole picture and individualizing care. In doing so, physicians are encouraged and enabled to provide optimal care in partnership with their patients.

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Hi, I'm Betti
Is your doctor aware of it? After my 3rd infusion through a port my upper arm got really hot when the nurse was doing my BP. It was somewhat red and warm to the touch. It was felt that perhaps I...
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Hi, I'm Jen Hurley
I have neuropathy in my three middle toes in each foot. They go numb making my body think they are cold so my body increases the heat. Then I wake up overheated. This happens all night and every...
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Hi, I'm JUDY C A.
thank you for your information.
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Hi, I'm CHARNEL B.
Oh Pamela I pray it helps me too!!!! Will try immediately! Thanks so much for sharing. I have been at my wits end lately with these side effects!! Happy holidays all :)
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Hi, I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Prior to my cancer diagnosis, I had been living with bipolar for many years. I'm a blogger and interested in meeting with other bloggers. Does anyo...
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  • Wed Nov 28, 2018 ·
I'm Louise J G., and I'm a survivor of Myelodysplastic Syndrome
I have high risk MDS and should commence Vidaza today if platelets are high enough. I too would like some information from anyone going through MDS.
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