Unformatted text preview: is important not to place judgment or blame on the patient or sacrifice his treatment. However at the sometime you must express their need to improve their health and make healthier life decisions. • Educational status- This can be a double edged sword an under educated patient will be likely to be phobic and less compliant with health care providers due to his/her lack of understanding, so getting on their level is crucial to their treatment. However a medically savvy patient may think he/she knows best and become non compliant due to their vast understanding of what is wrong with them and the procedures that they are receiving....
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- Spring '11
- Health care provider, double edged sword, health care worker, healthier life decisions