(View the story online http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2016/s4547621.htm)
Tune in tonight for my interview in regard to navigating practitioners with a chronic illness. On the ABC’s 7:30 report (yes, on ABC at 7:30)
Patient’s have a voice and patient’s can help other patients by reviewing the professionals (and not!) whom they’ve seen. Best of all, patients can do this with their own patient, laymen language.
I wish I had read ‘This practitioner helped me with my sitting pain’ somewhere on the net. Perhaps it would not have taken me 4.5 years to be diagnosed.
Love the idea of whitecoat.com.au. Love the idea of patients sharing their experiences and encouraging great care.
Most of all, it puts the patient in the driver’s seat, eliminates the pressure for GP’s to know everything which is impossible. It’s a patient’s job to look after their health issue and with resources like whitecoat.com.au that can be done.
And no, I never get paid for interviews or to plug someone’s service – this is my opinion.