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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Words Are Very Powerful

Quotation for the week:"The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels".-Hazrat Khan

The words we speak are so powerful. Not only what is said, but how it is said. We all have used words that were not appropriate for the circumstance;may have been taken out of context, or just plain wrong. It is more important to try to think about what you're going to say to someone before you actually say it, take your time, and also listen to what is being said to you. There are so many words that one could not possibly know them all, but we all have a vocabulary that is capbale of being expanded upon. Some choose not to learn beyond what is expected of the average human being, others continue to learn new words and utilize them in their daily lives,some use their words carefully, some just don't care, but the quotation above has so much deeper meaning than many will be able to comprehend . I challenge the masses to "enlighten one another"-choose your words carefully and hold on to your precious soul.


Friday, April 4, 2008

Communication With Your Doctor

Communicating effectively with your doctor is very important in making sure you are getting the best health care you deserve. Don't be afraid to ask questions. If you don't understand the terminology that your doctor is conveying-don't pretend that you do. Have it explained to you until it is understood. Don't assume that the doctor knows everything ,because he/she doesn't always have an answer for every problem that a patient may have. Please give the doctor all the information that they need to properly treat your medical problem,ie. tell the truth. How well you communicate will dictate what the treatment plan will be. If you are faced with a very difficult diagnosis, don't be afraid to ask for a second opinion,or more if needed ,until you have all the facts and options regarding your particular medical condition. If you cannot communicate effectively with your doctor ,or refuse to take an active role in your own medical care, don't expect a good outcome. The relationship between a doctor and patient is a very sacred one indeed. It cannot be taken lightly. If your doctor won't listen to you, or vice versa, then it's time to look for someone who will provide you with the type of communication that will enrich your medical care experience. Don't settle for less-be an advocate for yourself and any others that may be less fortunate. SPEAK UP,BE TRUTHFUL,AND ASK QUESTIONS.