Thank you AAFA and all who contribute. Asthma and allergies are confusing and scary diseases, and facing it alone or with those who are not educated, experienced, or familiar is even scarier. I have had so much love and support since joining the community forum and receiving information and resources through your organization. Thank you!
Just a comment Patient Centered Care (the term) is also used for socialized medicine. If you are unlucky enough to have managed care...that is what it is. Less access to doctors and medicines. Everyone in the 'clinic' knows all about you...they can discuss you. I'm a privacy nut I don't care for sharing of my medical info without my permission. Just know this term is used for more things than one.
Thank you for your comment. The IOM (Institute of Medicine) defines patient-centered care as: “Providing care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.” Thanks!
Thank you Lynda Mitchell! I developed food allergies at age 13 after a major intestinal surgery for ulcerative colitis. My son has had food allergies from at least age 3. I had difficulty handling my own food allergies when I was a teenager and then in college and had many ER visits as my reactions progressively got worse. So when my son had allergies, I found a lot of great information and printables online and love to show my son the pictures from events to show him that we are not alone...
Thank you @Shae! I really appreciate your comments and I'm glad KFA and AAFA have been of help to you and your family. I was and still am a firm believer in patient empowerment and being the best advocates for ourselves and our families with regard to our health care. Best wishes to you and thank you again! Lynda Linked In | Twitter
I was out in Oregon recently visiting my father. The Eagle creek wildfire started while I was visiting. 50 days without rain, heat waves and wildfire was started by a teenager and fireworks. A shame. But I didn’t let it ruin my visit. My dad doesn’t have air conditioning and it made it a little more difficult to sleep at night but they had a ton of fans so that was helpful. I also doubled up on my allergy meds in inhaler so I didn’t have any flare surprisingly well I was out there! We even...
Another photograph I thought I should share This photo was taken during a 2017 performance of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, one of the most emotionally and physically demanding works in the repertoire, at the prestigious Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis, Missouri. The performance, which was broadcasted on television on KETC (PBS), can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaBCf7YJc4c Photo credit: Dilip Vishwanat
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