Welcome to Caring Ambassadors Health Care Question Builder
What is Caring Ambassadors Health Care Question Builder?
Question Builder is a tool designed by Caring Ambassadors that takes you through a series of questions you may want to ask your health care team as you navigate the journey ahead. We believe knowledge empowers – we hope that these lists of questions will help you understand your diagnosis and some of the health care options available to you. It is essential that you take ownership of your own health care decisions, and, to do so, you must be informed, and you must be an advocate for your own health. These questions will help guide your conversations with your health care team and help you gather the information you need to receive the best possible treatment and supportive care.
Using Caring Ambassadors Health Care Question Builder
Once you have chosen the questions you would like to ask, the program generates a customized list you can print out and share with the members of your team. The printout can be downloaded to your computer to save and print.
If you close your session without completing the questions and return later, you will have to start the questionnaire over again and re-enter your information to generate a printout. This is done to protect your privacy.
You are welcome to come back and use the tool as often as you would like. We know that you will have different questions for each team member. Consider emailing your questions to your provider prior to your appointment so they can be better prepared to answer your questions.
One of the most important and proactive steps that you can take in your health care journey is assembling a health care team that will nourish and support all aspects of your health – with you at the center. Oftentimes, we think of health care providers as only the standard western medicine practitioners: like doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other providers typically found in a traditional health system or network. These providers are key players on your health care team, and they are critical to your success. However, to tip the scales most in your favor, you’ll need to focus on more than just western medicine treatments and protocols. This means incorporating evidence-based practices and lifestyle modifications that will benefit all aspects of your health and well-being. Just as doctors and nurses support our physical health, a wide range of experts in other aspects of health care are available to support an integrative approach to health and healing.
However, where Western medicine truly excels is in diagnostics.
Western medicine doctors play a key role in diagnosing, monitoring, and assessing disease state and progression by using diagnostics, such as laboratory tests and imaging scans. These tests are vitally important throughout your journey, providing objective, biological data on changes in disease state. Results of these diagnostic tests may help you to understand what is working (and what isn’t) in your health care plan and contribute to informed decision making on both you and your provider’s parts.
Regardless of any other components you choose to include in your health care plan, you are encouraged to use the best tests and diagnostics that Western medicine has to offer.
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