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Your Rights and Responsibilities When You’re Sick

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The greatest wealth is health.  ~Virgil

 

Being Sick Sucks

Whether it’s a bad chest cold, or a

serious diagnosis of a cancer tumor,

being sick is just the worst.

There is a process of adjusting to

all of the ways our lives change when

things in our bodies don’t work the

way they always have.

Rights and Responsibilities

Ever wish there was a “sick pass” you

could get that would relieve you of all your

normal duties when you get sick?

Sociologist Alexander Segall proposed

that when you get sick, you automatically

should get 3 rights or privileges and have

3 responsibilities or duties to fulfill.

What do you think?  Check this out:

Rights of The Sick

1.  The right to make decisions about

any health-related issues.

2.  The right to be exempt from normal

life duties.

3.  The right to become dependent on

others for assistance.

Responsibilities of the Sick

1.  The responsibility to get well (if possible).

2.  The responsibility to perform routine health

care management.

3.  The responsibiilty to use a range of health

care resources (if possible).

Lie Down For Your Rights!

If you’re sick, let others take care of you.

Everyone has to shop…ask your friends or

neighbors to pick up chicken soup for you.

They’ll likely want to do even more, but at

least start by asking for something you need.

Take it as easy as you can, stop pushing and

pretending that you don’t need extra rest

and TLC.  You’ll get better faster if you do.

To recover from a serious diagnosis, the

phrase “it takes a village” applies.  Use your

network of friends to arrange transportation,

childcare, cover meals, house cleaning, etc.

You cannot and should not do it alone!

Take Good Care of Yourself!

If you’re sick or have been diagnosed with

a serious disease, take the time to learn

about all of your treatment options.

Even educating yourself about how cold

medications can interact is important.

The stakes increase when you’re trying

to weigh chemotherapy options.

Take time to do your research, ask

questions, and get answers before you

proceed with a treatment plan for yourself.

To paraphrase an old song:

“Take good care of yourself…

…you belong to us!”    

 

 

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