Preventing Epilepsy Deaths: Clinician Toolkit
Examples of Empowering Conversations

When your patient has high-risk medical comorbidities

Consider referring your patient to other specialty doctors

These other conditions also present a substantial risk for you. How would you feel about working together with your [insert specialist] to get them under control?

Is that really important?  My [insert condition] isn’t even related to my epilepsy, and I’m so tired I often can’t even remember to attend my appointments with you.

I really want to help this team best take care of you as possible, and that means we do need to include a physician who can best manage [insert condition]. I want to refer you to a colleague who can help you manage your other condition, but I know working with multiple doctors can be time-consuming and difficult to manage. How can I make it easier to schedule that appointment and coordinate your care?