How to Communicate with Your Care Partner
You’re Invited! We hope you’ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion about communication on July 7, 2017. Effective communication takes a lot of effort, and that is especially true when it comes to health matters. Whether you’re communicating with a professional nurse or a loved one, you’re bound to run into communication challenges. Some of the issues patients and care partners deal with include setting clear expectations, avoiding power struggles, and learning to communicate openly. The responsibility for good communication falls on both the patient and the care partner(s).
Let’s chat about communicating with our care partner(s) who help us navigate through health care.
- A care partner is a person who cares from someone who is sick or disabled.
- Communication is the process through which information is exchanged back and forth between individuals.
Guiding our discussion will be the following Topic (T#:) Questions:
T1: What is the difference between a caregiver and a care partner?
T2: How can you lay the groundwork for effective communication with your care partner?
T3: How can patients overcome possible communication barriers with their care partners? And vice versa?
T4: What are some tips and resources to help patients better communicate with their care partner?
T5: What can care partners do if they need help?
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