Preparing for a Visit with Your Healthcare Provider
- VHL HealthSheet #40992_VA
Do you find that you make an appointment with your healthcare provider, only to forget half your questions once you’re in the exam room? Does your healthcare provider ask you questions during a visit that you can’t answer? Preparing for a healthcare provider visit can help you get the most out of your healthcare. Below are tips for helping you prepare for a visit to your healthcare provider.
Hospice: As Death Nears
- VHL HealthSheet #41137_VA
You have a loved one who is receiving care at the end of life. You have been helping to make your loved one comfortable. As he or she moves into the final stages, this sheet can help you find ways to help your loved one die with dignity.
What You Need to Know About Informed Consent
- VHL HealthSheet #89593_VA
Informed consent supports the right of a patient to make decisions about his or her own healthcare. It gives a patient the information needed to understand a specific medical or surgical procedure. The patient can then decide whether or not to have the procedure. In the U.S,. informed consent laws vary from state to state. You can ask hospital staff for help if you need more information.