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April 01, 2004

Shared Care Plan Idea

This is a very exciting program. "Shared Care Plan" is clearly a major step forward in improving the communication between everyone involved in a chronic care situation.

The "Patient Powered" program in Whatcom County, Washington seems to be on the "cutting-edge" of empowerment for both patient, caregivers, family members and healthcare professionals.

Too often, we think empowerment is patient-oriented, I think this misses the point. The entire healthcare team needs to be empowered. Healthcare professionals need to be empowered to share more information and not to be threatened by patients who believe in assisting in managing their disease.

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