Elizabeth Cohen’s mother, Sheila Schwartz, taught her that it’s not always important to be a “good” patient. STORY HIGHLIGHTS
- Be respectful of your doctor, but don’t assume that he or she is always right
- Your health depends on your comprehension of the problem, so ask a lot of questions
- Don’t put your relationship with your doctor ahead of your health
Elizabeth Cohen shows you four powerful lessons that could save your life and the lives of those you love. Don’t miss “Empowered Patient,” 7 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday on CNN. Watch more about Elizabeth Cohen’s “Empowered Patient” book.
My mother, Sheila Schwartz, is a firecracker. As a lawyer, social worker, wife, mother of four and grandmother of 11, she’s always on the go — working, caring, loving life. About 10 years ago, when my mother was around 60, something suddenly changed. Read full article…