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Give your treatment team accurate and complete information about; Your current health problems, Your concerns about your health, Past illnesses and hospitalizations, medicines, including over-the-counter and herbals.

By Give your treatment team accurate and complete information about you!
Friday, January 6, 2012
  • Give your treatment team accurate and complete information about:
    • Your current health problems
    • Your concerns about your health
    • Past illnesses
    • Past hospitalizations
    • Your medicines, including over-the-counter and herbals
    • Other matters related to your health
      • Plan ahead for your visits by writing down the questions and concerns you want to raise. Share them with your provider at the beginning of each visit.
      • Share your ideas and beliefs about your health problems and treatments with your provider.
      • Let your health care team know about stressful aspects of your life that affect your health and ability to manage daily activities.
      • Participate in decisions about your health care and treatments with your provider.
      • Let your provider know the treatment options you prefer.
      • Ask questions about anything that's not clear to you.
      • Speak up if you have any concerns about the care you are receiving or if you think something is wrong.
      • Ask for written information and instructions that you can keep and share with your family or caregiver.
      • Gather information about your health problems from your treatment team, the VA library, and websites such as My HealtheVet.
        • Know your medicines and why you take each one.
        • Ask when and how you will get results of any tests or treatments.
        • Make sure you have the name and telephone number of a person to call if you have a problem.
        • Let your team know if you face any obstacles to your care or if your condition changes.
        • Have a family member or friend come with you to your appointment to help you, if you wish.

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If you have questions or interest in making a healthy living change, please see your primary care team at the VA facility in which you receive health care.

Learn more at: http://www.prevention.va.gov/Be_Involved_in_Your_Health_Care.asp

 

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