Woman in dentist's chair discussing options for treatment with dentist

Choosing Wisely in Health Care.

The right questions can help you get the right outcomes

Thursday 3 March 2022.

Featuring:     Jessica Sheppard, Choosing Wisely Lead, NPS MedicineWise

Karin Calford, Consumer Representative, HCCA

The Choosing Wisely in Health Care webinar explores how asking questions can help you make decisions about health care. Sometimes knowing what to ask your doctor or other health provider can be hard. Fortunately Choosing Wisely has come up with 5 simple questions to ask before any test, treatment, or procedure.  Asking these simple questions can help you get the care that’s right for you.

You can access the recording of the webinar on YouTube: https://youtu.be/TBRskepRz8E

This webinar was part of Choosing Wisely Week, which ran from 28 February – 6 March 2022.  To find out more about how Choosing Wisely can help patients, families and carers to make sure they get the right care, visit their website at www.choosingwisely.org.au

We would love it if you could also complete a short online evaluation after the webinar – this helps us improve our events and make sure our webinars are meeting the needs of consumers.  The link to the evaluation is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N37BYFF

Here are links to the resources mentioned by Jessica Sheppard (Choosing Wisely Lead, NPS MedicineWise):

Choosing Wisely website:       www.choosingwisely.org.au/

5 Questions resources:          www.choosingwisely.org.au/resources/consumers-and-carers/5questions

Conversation Starter Kit:        www.choosingwisely.org.au/resources/consumers-and-carers/conversation-starter-kit

Register for the Choosing Wisely Newsletter:  www.choosingwisely.org.au/register

We have a few of the 5 Questions resources in hard copy at the HCCA offices (wallet cards, flyers, posters etc), so please feel free to pick one up. You can find us at Sports House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett. Our offices are open 10.00am – 4.00pm, Monday – Friday.

We are also keen to share with you a short video “Getting the most out of an appointment” that HCCA produced in 2021 featuring some tips from some of our wonderful consumer representatives.  You can find it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6sF9JCLapIc

You can also find suggestions and tips for making the most of your medical appointments on the Questions to Ask page of this website: cbrhl.org.au/consumers-carers/communicating-with-a-provider/questions-to-ask/

Last Updated on 7 March, 2022.

About the Author: Geraldine Manser

Please Share This!

Last Updated on 7 March, 2022.