doctor-patient relationships

Achieving an effective partnership

posted on May 1, 2008 - 8:13pm
Nobody likes to go to the doctor, but when a child has a neuromuscular disease, doctor visits usually are a regular part of life. A good working relationship between parents and their child’s various doctors goes a long way toward making the experience positive for everyone involved and ensuring the child gets the best medical care. To that end, there are steps both doctors and parents can take...

ADA requires equal access to health care

posted on November 1, 2006 - 2:06pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 6
A big reason wheelchair users put off getting routine health care and checkups is because they can’t get onto the examining table. Without accessible examination tables and weighing scales, wheelchair users may be examined in their chairs, or may not receive important diagnostic tests needed for basic preventive health care, such as palpation of internal organs and breasts, pap smears, mammograms...