Poor communication can result in mix-ups and confusion. For this reason surgeries can be distressing not just for the patient, but also for their family. In the second part on our series on dealing with the stress of same day surgery, we’ll be focusing on how hospitals can help family members cope with stress and provide better support for the patient during this stressful time.
Part 1 of a 4 Part Series - Easing Same Day Surgery Stress. We will discuss stress from 4 points of view - the patient, their family and friends, the nursing staff, and the physician. For this first part in our series about dealing with the stress of same-day surgery, we'll be looking at the surgery procedure through the eyes of a patient.
This week, representatives from MyCareText attended the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care conference in New York City to keep current on the latest advances in patient engagement. Engaging patients in their care is a multifaceted, ongoing process that doctors, clinics and health care systems continually strive to improve.