March 26, 2018

I learned a valuable lesson today

One of the building blocks of Health Literacy is learning to recognize the reliable sources needed to be an informed decision maker.

As I read a national health care news feed this morning, I was surprised to learn that Iowa had passed a law allowing anyone to demand to visit a person in a care facility or hospital, as long as the patient doesn't object to the visit.

Turns out, that's just not true. So, without naming names, I will just say that even a source that would usually be considered trustworthy and reliable can get it really wrong. If something seems too good to be true, more often than not, that's because it isn't.  

And I'm not saying this just because I am one, but if you want to know about the law, it's best to ask a lawyer.