NOTE: Dec. 1. Due to technical problems with the original file format of the slideshow, I have converted it to a downloadable pdf file.
Many highly sensitive persons find going to the doctor to be far more stressful than they think it should be. And most find medical procedures and hospitalizations to be completely overwhelming. They often think it’s just them, but it actually has to do with their trait of high sensitivity.
As part of renewing my nursing license, I’ve put together a slide presentation called Health, Healthcare, & the Highly Sensitive Person: Issues & Solutions – for patients, families, & providers. It’s something you might share with your medical provider.
It introduces the trait of high sensitivity, discusses some special health needs of highly sensitive people, and closes with advice for both healthcare providers and patients.
Some of the information comes from Dr. Elaine Aron’s research and teaching, and other comes from my many years in the healthcare arena.
Click on the link or the graphic above to download the pdf. Feel free to share it with your healthcare providers, family members, and other highly sensitive people you know.
(File size is 4.1 MB. It may take a few moments to load. Last edit and upload 12/2/10, 8:30pm PST.)
May you find especially kind and respectful providers!