Patient Privacy vs. Public Health Interest

Should you be fired for refusing a flu shot? That’s apparently the fate of some health care workers, according to recent news reports. It is a front page story in this week’s issue of Modern Healthcare. Health workers are also patients; the Patient’s Bill of Rights says they may accept or refuse any proposed treatment […]

Patient Privacy vs. Public Health Interest

Should you be fired for refusing a flu shot? That’s apparently the fate of some health care workers, according to recent news reports. It is a front page story in this week’s issue of Modern Healthcare. Health workers are also patients; the Patient’s Bill of Rights says they may accept or refuse any proposed treatment […]

Health Literacy For the Rest of Us

Do you know your rights as a patient and consumer of health services? Last year, I began writing about The Patient’s Bill of Rights, a series of protections also known as the Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. This bill was adopted by the US Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health […]

Are You Getting Patient-Centered Care?

Patient-centered care makes you an integral part of the care team. Are you?