Sometimes it's not easy to make decisions about your health. Taking an active role in learning about your health is the first step towards self-care, and towards becoming and staying as healthy as possible. Self-care starts with educating yourself and the support of your health care providers. There is a lot of information out there and it's hard to know where to look or who to talk to.
We have gathered some information and topics that can help you to make informed decisions about your health or the health of those most important to you.
Making Informed Health Decisions
Making the right choices about your health and health care takes careful thought and the support of your health care providers. These topics cover the basics and help you make important decisions, such as when to see a doctor and when to go to the emergency room.
Taking an Active Role in Your Health Care
These topics and tools are here to help you on your journey to self-care and encourage you to become active in learning about your health and the health care that is available to you.
- Work Closely With Your Doctor
- Working With More Than One Doctor
- Making the Most of Your Appointment
- Health Tracking Forms and Checklists
- Organizing Your Medical Records
Learning about self-care is one of the best ways to empower yourself to adopt a healthy lifestyle. These topics give you information about self-care habits and tools.
The full list of Wise Health Consumer topics.
Being well informed goes a long way towards making decisions about your health. The Health Canada website provides a variety of diverse and reliable health information.