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.