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We encourage all patients, their family and carers to talk openly with their health care team about their condition, health and medication history and options for treatment. You should feel comfortable to ask any questions and raise any concerns you may have.
When you are being cared for through St Vincent’s or St Joseph’s your health care team includes the nurses, doctors, therapists, social workers and any other staff member who is providing care for you.
To help you get the right information and understand more about your condition and care plan when you talk with members of your health care team:
It is OK to tell your health care team you want to get a second opinion.
At the end of the conversation, you should understand:
The Top tips for safe health care has been designed to assist you in getting the most out of your health care. The information in this booklet contains what you need to know for yourself, your family and the people you care for.
You can use the information in this booklet when talking to your health care team.
Find the booklet here (PDF).