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Doctor/Caregiver Relationships /
Allow yourself to feel for the caregiver and be in
support of their role.
Be as up front as possible with any health conditions or
diagnoses of loved ones.
Do not be afraid to ask how the caregiver is doing, and
think of their needs even when tending to a loved one.
Be thorough and open with any medications you may
prescribe, and alert the caregiver to any concerns or
side effects that may result.
Always be comfortable enough to tell the caregiver about
any resources or health care options available, outside
of prescribing medication and diagnosing the illness.
Consider how a diagnosis may affect the caregiver, and
will the caregiver be affected by the therapy chosen.
Explain the legalities of any emergency actions from
resuscitation rights to sustaining life on a respirator.
Allow caregivers enough time to make decisions in the
life of their loved ones in non-emergency settings.
Never be quick to rush them into deciding right away
upon a certain medication or treatment.