Prepared Patient Forum blogger resonates with Minimally Disruptive Medicine

Jessie Gruman resonated with “patient John” and the concept of minimally disruptive medicine.  In this post, Gruman says:

There are few of us whose lives are not so full of responsibilities that we would not benefit from our clinicians’ recognition of the level of effort required of us when they recommend complicated changes to our daily routine.   At a time when patient-centeredness in health care is a concern of policy makers and clinicians alike, Montori’s approach increases the likelihood that we will be able to act on our own behalf.  In seeking to mitigate the treatment burden by recognizing both the demands of the treatment and the context in which each patient must meet those demands, this care is consistent with the Institute of Medicine’s definition of patient centered…

Read her whole post here

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