Episode 1 - Exploring Proactive Healthcare in Community
Published: July 27, 2023
Authored by Dr. Krishan
In an era where information is readily available at our fingertips, staying informed about healthcare choices has become increasingly challenging. To shed light on the healthcare system and improve health literacy, Dixie Crawford and Dr. Krishan, have joined forces to host an engaging 6-part vodcast series.
Deep dive into the episode to hear their insightful discussion on becoming an active participant in your health. Information provided in this episode is intended as a guide only and does not replace advice provided by your healthcare professional.
Dixie is a proud Barkindji woman from Brewarrina and lives on Ngunnawal country and is the Founder and Managing Director of Nganya.
Dr. Krishan is a proud dad, husband, and soccer coach at his children’s local primary school. He has a background in hospital medicine and community health, with experience in general practice and working with Aboriginal communities. Dr. Krishan is passionate about people-centered care and empowering individuals to take control of their health. He is also the Medical Director for Pfizer Australia and New Zealand.
These vodcasts are frank and open conversations to help inform and empower First Nations people and our community with facts and information about everyday health concerns, like how to talk to your doctor about your health questions and the health checks we need at every stage of life.
In this episode, Dr. Krishan and Dixie talk about proactive healthcare in the community. In their insightful discussions, they explore hospital care and community healthcare, emphasise the significance of preventive measures, delve into the art of building strong doctor-patient relationships, and underscore the importance of health literacy through easy-to-understand education. Information provided in this episode is intended as a guide only and does not replace advice provided by your healthcare professional.
1. Hospital Care vs. Community Healthcare:
While hospitals are well-equipped to handle acute and critical medical conditions, community healthcare focuses on preventive measures, health promotion, and early intervention.
2. The Importance of Prevention:
Dixie and Dr Krishan discuss the various ways in which individuals can take charge of well-being, such as adopting healthy lifestyles, getting regular check-ups, and talking to their doctor.
3. Building Engaged Relationships with healthcare providers:
Dixie and Dr Krishan share valuable insights and strategies to build trust, empathy, and effective communication between patients and their doctor.
4. Health Literacy and Understandable Education:
Dixie and Dr. Krishan highlight the importance of providing clear, concise, and easily understandable health education to empower individuals to make informed choices and actively participate in their own healthcare.
"It's really important to know what a patient's perspective is and what their preferences are so that you can come to a joint decision about what might be the best option"
Dr. Krishan Thiru
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