Care recipient (cr) doesn’t understand medical staff

Try: If unclear about something that was said don’t be afraid to ask the doctor or nurse to repeat it or to say it another way that does make sense do not be reluctant to keep asking questions until cr or care giver cg has all the info needed to make decisions make sure cr knows how to contact a member of the medical team if he she has a question or if tcr needs something get pager numbers email or cell phone numbers of primary care staff

Materials: Paper and pen

Categories: Sage, Topic, Communication, Medical Physical, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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References: caring for a person with alzheimer’s disease your easy-to-use guide from the national institute on aging by national institute on aging 2011 available at www nia nih gov

Keywords: Health care decisions medical information communicating with doctor

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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