Factors like socioeconomic status, cultural background, geographical location, and health literacy make each patient unique. Rather than being barriers between healthcare providers and patient populations, these factors can be the key to unlocking better, more-tailored care. Whether it’s taking extra time to find a more affordable prescription for a patient with limited means, or making important resources available in multiple languages, providers are increasing their focus on each patient’s background and taking appropriate action to elevate care.
“I am so in awe of the power of motivational interviewing to make a difference in the lives of these patients,” says Dr. Keith Kanel. “I've seen so much transformation with patients that are charged with these self-management burdens, overcoming them just by having the power of tapping into their own value sets.”
By investing the time to empower your patients, you gain back significant time by fostering their ability to self-manage and remain healthy at home.