Advocacy Heals U, Patients Can Say the Darnedest Things
June 13, 2016•51 min
Guest Chris MacLellan, is the author of What's the Deal with Caregiving? So, what if your patient says something that is not only out-of-context and bizarre, but could get you into trouble? One father told healthcare workers at a routine doctor's visit: "My son is trying to kill me!"--which resulted in the son being put on 72-hour psych hold regardless of the lack of physical (or mental) proof. A mother told her caregiving son: "I know you're dealing drugs!" What if other people heard that? In our world of topsy-turvy caregiving for patients with various brain illnesses, what should the caregiver do when Patients Say the Darnedest Things? Co-host Chris Jerry www.emilyjerryfoundation.org. Host Joni Aldrich www.jonialdrich.com. Advocacy Heals U, the book, is now available at online bookstores.