Thursday, August 18, 2011

The challenges with medical forms

Talk about having to part with confidentiality and privacy and there you have it. When it comes to the completion of medical forms, I still need to depend on sighted assistance to do so. If I am at a doctor’s office and I am required to complete a form, I either need to ask the receptionist or the one accompanying me. Or if I have to do it from home, I have to depend on sighted assistance.

One of the things that I would love to see is the introduction of a system where I don’t have to depend on sighted assistance to do this. Maybe some sort of online system or maybe a phone system? If I need sighted assistance to complete medical forms, then I make very sure that the one I ask to help me is one that I trust with my life. My family, or very close friends.

Being put in a situation where I need sighted assistance to help me complete medical forms makes me extremely vulnerable. I am depending on the person to fill in exactly what I say. I am divulging personal information to someone else. My privacy and confidentiality are being exposed. Maybe someone will read this and come up with some sort of solution!

I’m Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day and urging you to go out there and tell others about this circumstance. Visit www.nfb.org to learn more.

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