Health Stories

Effectively Communicating Care

Claire shares with listeners how the patient-centered care she received impacted her health and healing. What started as an ovarian cyst quickly turned into an emergency situation due to a perforated bowel from the procedure. When Claire ends up in the emergency room, a doctor is able to diagnose the cause simply by watching Claire’s nonverbals. With a graduate degree in Communication Studies, Claire identifies how the communication styles and behaviors of her clinicians encouraged or discouraged her recovery and shares advise for how to be a more active participate in and advocate for your own care (e.g., tracking your own vitals).

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