Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
I offer my deepest sympathy to Dr. Hallisy and her husband in the loss of their daughter. The Empowered Patient could be one of the most important books you will read. In an effort to ensure that her daughter received the best and most appropriate care possible, Dr. Hallisy searched for information.
In The Empowered Patient, she shares that information with her readers. Among the topics she discusses are medical errors, contracting infection, and how to communicate your concerns and complaints. Chapter 4 discusses medical tests: too many, not enough, inadequately read, lost, etc. Hallisy’s experience and expertise is vast. She stresses becoming a part of the health team, becoming proactive and taking responsibility for your care. Too often, we willingly place our lives in the hands of doctors without understanding the risks or long-term effects. Hallisy writes in a simple easy-to-understand manner. There are actions we can take to help prevent tragedy. This book could save your life of that of a loved one.