- It’s ‘their’ job to fix me
- It’s all about the NHS saving money
- I can’t do it all on my own
- Health care workers know a lot more than me
- It’s all about taking my medicine and giving up smoking
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“It’s ‘their’ job to fix me!”
- “Who do they think they are? Why should I be doing this? I’ve worked hard all my life, paid my taxes and they want to pass all the decisions over to me. That’s their job surely…”. Thomas, 75 years.
- Mary, 68 years takes a self management approach. This is what she says:
“I wanted to have more of a say in my recovery and concentrate on the things that were important to me, so obviously, I had to be involved in the decisions around my care”.
The more I’m involved in decisions about me the better the outcome will be.