In this episode, Jon and Scoop discuss the subjects that have been keeping them awake at night, or irritating them during the day. We dissect medical care and doctor-patient involvement, news sources and newspapers, conflicted conservatives, nuclear war, and vegans vs. carnivores.
Scoop: “You really have to be a partner in your care. I’ve been an inpatient a few times, and I’ve always wanted to know exactly what they’re doing and why they’re doing it. And you have a right as a human being to know that stuff. You’re not just checking into the hospital and saying, “Here’s my body, do what you want.” No. You need to ask questions, and you need to wait until you get the answers that tell you exactly what they’re going to do to your body.”
Jon: “Healthcare professionals should see the patient as part of the healthcare team. And when you do that, everything goes much better, generally speaking. Sometimes people aren’t really up to being part of the team, but in general, the patient knows the patient’s body and condition better than anybody, because they’re having the experience. They can contribute to the discussions parts that would otherwise be missed.”