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Make the Most of your Doctors Appointment

  • Eastbrook Collaborative 1508 Northwest Vivion Road ste 300 Kansas City, MO, 64118 United States (map)

When caring for a loved one, doctors appointments can become very stressful.

* Did I tell them enough about what's going on?

* Did I ask the right questions?

* Did mom tell me what the doctor truly said, or just what she wanted to hear? 

Join Eastbrook Collaborative and Caroline Dawson as she helps us to get the most out of our doctors appointments. 

Caroline Dawson, LMSW

Caroline Dawson supports individuals and families in the work of living and aging wisely. As a member of AgeWise Advocacy & Consulting, she demystifies questions regarding aging, healthcare, death and dying. Caroline provides education and tools to individuals, families and facilities to enhance positive, effective communication and client quality of life.

With a focus on social work values, her collaborative approach upholds the worth and dignity of every person, and by valuing the importance of human relationships, she seeks to cultivate the success of shared goals.

Caroline also serves on faculty at the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine where she facilitates instruction of patient-centered interviewing techniques to young medical students, an approach that fosters the environment of trust so critical to a patient’s experience of care, as well as positive medical outcomes.

Caroline’s social work career has focused on mental health and patient/client advocacy. She has worked in inpatient psychiatric settings for geriatric, adult, adolescents, and children as well as advocated for victims of domestic violence abuse. This combination of experience has led Caroline to join Johnson County’s Community Violence Action Council (COMVAC) – Elder Abuse Committee.