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Receiving Care: The Good Patient


People with chronic diseases not only receive care from a physician but also from family and other caregivers. The good patient will pay attention to what is needed and work with others to make any necessary changes. This is called self-management. >>More


The care receiver will get better care if there is an attitude of cooperation and respect. The Oregon Department of Human Services offers a well-written piece on being a good care receiver. >>More

Help Your Doctor Like You


You will get better care if your doctor likes you. Plain and simple. Here is a surprising article on what doctors like in their patients written by a physician. >>More