Iris Waichler gives us a medical social worker’s perspective on healthcare on this episode of the Perspectives on Healthcare podcast with Rob Oliver. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and joined the podcast from Chicago, Illinois. Iris Waichler is a member of the Baby Boomer generation. She has a broad range of experience within the healthcare setting, both personally and professionally. On a professional level, Iris Waichler has worked in end-of-life, emergency room, infertility, catastrophic injury, and more.
Here are 3 things that stood out as Iris Waichler gave us a medical social worker’s perspective on healthcare:
- She believes that healthcare professionals should listen to patients, involve them in treatment decisions, and create a collaborative treatment plan that addresses all aspects of their well-being.
- Quality healthcare involves a multidisciplinary approach, considering physical, emotional, and psychological needs. Support groups can help patients cope and connect with others facing similar challenges.
- She believes that patients and their families should be empowered to ask questions, voice concerns, and actively participate in their treatment plans. Advocacy helps ensure that patients receive the care and information they need to make informed decisions.
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