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Getting the Most from your Healthcare Appointment

The “Getting the Most from your Healthcare Appointment” workshop was developed for the public by the South West Self-Management Program in 2013. This 1 - 1.5 hours, interactive workshop, focuses on what to do before, during and after an appointment and uses action planning to optimize people’s health. A variety of learning resources are used including information sharing, videos, tools and a resource manual that supports the individual with integrating the skills into their next appointment. This workshop prepares and empowers individuals to communicate more effectively with their health care provider. Ultimately, patients are the most important members of their healthcare team.

Getting the Most from your Healthcare Appointment

Why is this important?

  • People with chronic disease spend on average 12 hours a year with a health care provider. The other 364 ½ days they manage on their own.
  • Upon discharge, 1 out of 3 patients do not understand the answers to their questions and know how to manage their health condition

Hosting a Workshop

This workshop is available in following formats:

  • English or French
  • In-person (limited to Sudbury/Manitoulin and Sturgeon/North Bay area)
  • Videoconference via Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)

If you are interested to host a workshop within your organization, please contact us.

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