Each of us want to get the best medical help for our child or teenager.
It’s not just a case of getting in front of the right people.
Those people need to have all the relevant facts to work from.
Sometimes it can be difficult to communicate those facts. Clinic visits can be overwhelming for all sorts of reasons.
Seth Godin, a writer I very much admire, has just published a form that can help you get the best out of your medical appointments.
The form allows you to record and update your child’s medical history so that your doctors are working with the best information.
If you download this form you can delete the inserts and fill out your child’s medical history.
You can then keep this updated and print out a new one each time you are meeting a member of your child’s care team or medications are changed.
I believe that making contact details accessible encourages communication between members of your medical team. Your child can benefit from that communication.
Here is a link to Seth’s DIY medical history form.
I recommend you read Seth’s full blog post, The Simple Form That Could Save Your Life and I send my thanks to him for publishing such a valuable resource.