The Patient Perspective
The patient or patient advocate is often thefirst person to detect or suspect a problem with the care or treatment thepatient is receiving. In addition, he or she may have useful information aboutthe onset of symptoms, previous medical history, or other details important forthe health care provider to know. A patient who is active in his or her careimproves the quality of that care and can protect his or her own safety.
To prepare for this Discussion:
· Review the “Speak Up” materials and other Learning Resources.
· Locate two reputable resources about the role of patients inprotecting their own safety.
· Revisit the case study you identified in Week 1.
Post by Day 4 a brief description of your chosen case study. Using the”Speak Up” materials and the two resources you identified,suggest questions the patient or patient advocate could have asked that mighthave prevented or minimized the harm suffered by the patient. Explain how thosequestions might have influenced the outcome. Then, identify any possiblebarriers discouraging the patient or patient advocate from questioning theprovider. Barriers may include cultural, generational, or other issues.
Support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resourcesand/or additional sources, as appropriate. Your citations must be in APAformat. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure your in-text citations and reference list are correct.