You’re Invited! We hope you’ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion on Managing the Stress of Being a Patient.
Stress, anxiety, pain and fear are unfortunately all very common emotions that are experienced by patients and their families. A chronic disease is often one of the most stressful experiences of a person’s life. Stress and anxiety can be especially prevalent during this busy time of year.
Ongoing stress can be harmful to a patient’s health, so we wanted to highlight this topic and how we can work to manage stress.
Guiding our discussion will be the following Topic (T#:) Questions:
T1: What is the most stressful part of being a patient for you?
T2: What do you do to cope with or reduce stress?
T3: How can HCPs help patients cope with stress and empower them?
T4: What do you think the role of diet, exercise, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle play into managing stress? And how can you keep it up during the holidays?
T5: Do you have any tips or tricks that have helped you manage the stress of the holiday season?
T6: How can patients handle all the questions they may get about their illness during the holidays from family and friends they don’t normally see?
We hope to see you Friday, December 1st on Twitter (or tchat.io/rooms/