When it comes to our health, it’s understandable to want to be informed. Many Ontarians search online for health information and use health and fitness apps. Having healthcare information at your fingertips can be invaluable for people who want to take care of themselves and their families. Yet there are downsides, such as separating good […]
Everyone is entitled to determine what happens with their health. That’s why healthcare professionals can’t do treatments or procedures without your agreement. This involves more than a simple “yes” or “no.” Deciding on your care has to be based on a thorough understanding of what will and could happen. This is the basis of informed […]
When it comes to your health care, how do you view yourself? You’re not just a patient or client but a health consumer. For any consumer, it’s important to understand and exercise your rights.
Patients and clients have a unique relationship with their health professionals, one that is based on trust. A power imbalance exists because we rely on the unique knowledge, skill and judgment of these practitioners, and we may not feel comfortable asking questions or fully understand the dynamics of the professional relationship.