Patient empowering healthcare

Adequate health models support the physician-patient communication

Solid empirical research about patient empowering healthcare leads to relevant variables and/or notions. These notions, positioned in a system dynamic diagram, compatible with other diagrams about human dynamics, could be a relevant instrument for the communication between physician and patient which leads to richer health outcomes.

"Inadequate health literacy and physician-patient communication

are associated with poor health outcomes and appear to limit

quality of medical decision-making. This review presents and

consolidates data concerning health literacy, physician-patient

communication, and their impact on medical treatment decisions

in elderly cancer patients. This population faces increasingly

complex management options, cognitive and sensory deficits, and

intergenerational barriers." Read more.