This post forms part of our guide on the relationship between healthcare providers and patients. The purpose of this guide is to assist you in providing the best care with the deepest understanding and empathy for a patients concerns and worries.
Obtaining thorough details of a patients medication and why they are taking them is a critical element of patient care. Additionally understanding the possible side effects and issues with improper management of medication is of extreme importance whether you are the primary physician or a healthcare support worker such as a physician assistant or nursing or medical assistant.
This guide first appeared on Partnership for Healthcare.
There are some simple things you can do at the doctor’s office, the pharmacy, at home and in the hospital to help avoid mistakes with your medications.
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