When you are ill you need to talk with health professionals. Talking openly is important. It will help you to understand what is happening. It will help with your concerns. It might be helpful to tell health professionals that you have a carer that looks after you. Do not be afraid to ask questions.
You may find that there are many health professionals involved in caring for you. This can mean having many conversations about your medical condition. This can be difficult for you if health professionals have different opinions. Ask if you can talk to just one or two professionals. This will help to avoid repeating things. It may also help to reduce any confusion.
Last updated 02 October 2013*