[Resource] How to Make the Most out of a Healthcare Appointment
Updated: May 8
What this resource is: A checklist of important actions you can take to stay organized and speak up for yourself throughout each of the 5 phases of a healthcare appointment:
1-2 weeks before the appointment (or earlier)
1-2 days before the appointment
Day of the appointment
During the appointment
After the appointment
Didn’t think there were that many things to do for an appointment?
Then this resource is definitely for you!
How it can help: As a coach, I help young people with chronic health conditions develop the knowledge, skills and strategies to take control of their lives and build the future they want. This resource is specifically designed to:
Knowledge: Introduce the concept of being a “self-advocate”
Skills & Strategies: Provide a framework and techniques for
Identifying and prioritizing issues that are important to you
Establishing expectations and healthy boundaries with providers and caregivers
Following through to see something to completion
Keeping organized records
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Once you read the checklist, take a look at the following posts for additional guidance:
Self-advocacy [COMING SOON]
Creating your “What’s going on with me” handout and summary [COMING SOON]
Grounding Exercises [COMING SOON]
Putting together your Personal Health Record [COMING SOON]
Do you want to get better at managing your healthcare and advocating for yourself?
If so, I can help.