When a loved one is ill, finding the right doctor with the expertise and knowledge to provide treatment is essential. But how can you tell if your loved one’s doctor is doing a good job? Let us explore three signs indicating your loved one is in good hands.
The first sign is trust and respect. These values are fundamental in any relationship, and when present, they can create a healthy relationship where your loved one is more likely to listen to the doctor’s orders and adhere to recommendations for treatment.
The second sign is communication and listening skills. A good doctor will encourage your loved one to ask questions and express their concerns. They will listen to your loved one’s opinions and respect their role as an expert in co-creating their plan of care.
The third sign is transparency and involvement. A good doctor is up to date with the latest evidence-based research to support their recommendation for treatment. They are transparent with their knowledge and best practices. They will also involve your loved one by providing psychoeducation to decide the best care for themselves.
Finding the right doctor for your loved one can take time and effort, but it’s worth it. Your loved one’s doctor and healthcare team are vital for their recovery and quality of life. So, always remember, peace of mind is not found in quick fixes but in good people who genuinely care, beginning with the right doctor.
Sierra Alexander is one of our Jenerations’ interns. She is pursuing her Master of Social Work with Salisbury University, administered by UMGC Europe. She is passionate about preventative care and empowering vulnerable populations with accurate and reliable resources to make informed decisions about their health and well-being.