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Mito Navigator – Communication

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Clear communication between the patient, caregivers, and medical providers, as well as among the physicians, nurses and therapists who make up the patient’s care team, is critically important to the management of mitochondrial disease.  Open lines of communication and strong documentation of medical decisions also help patients and families to avoid allegations of Munchausen’s Syndrome or Medical Child Abuse. Since communication can affect medical treatment and continuity of care so greatly, we have included tips and resources to help families communicate effectively with their medical providers.