How can you advocate effectively during a short medical appointment? We’ll discuss three domains of medical information, and ways to address each of them.
• Receiving too much medical care can harm you, but it’s common. How can you avoid it?
• How much will treatment cost? Many doctors are reluctant to discuss that. How can you break the silence?
• What are your end-of-life values? Here’s a practical way to decide, and to tell your doctors.
David Ansley was a former member of the health team at Consumer Reports. His specialty is creation and management of web-based consumer health information, such as Choosing Wisely patient resources. He also writes, edits, produces videos, tweets as @ConsumerDavid, and builds microsites for campaign partners. In his previous stint at Consumer Reports, David was science editor for the magazine and editorial lead for the creation of CR’s first website. In previous jobs, he has written, edited and published medical information for the BMJ Publishing Group, Web MD, the San Jose Mercury News, and other web and print publications.
This event is free and open to the public.