This post was contributed by Cindi Gatton, Pathfinder Patient Advocacy Group
As professional patient advocates we come to our discipline with a deep desire to help people through the vagaries of our healthcare system, a system that can swallow up even the most informed consumer. Our clients trust us to be able to step back from the situations that are upsetting and unfathomable to them to help them make truly personalized, informed decisions.
This post was contributed by Elisabeth Schuler, Patient Navigator
Often people are drawn toward patient advocacy because in their own lives, they helped family members or friends struggling to overcome obstacles or find solutions as they navigated an illness, chronic disease or the transitions in the life of an elderly parent. Many come out of those experiences passionate that others going through the same thing should not have to “learn the hard way” and determined to use their ...
This Health and Patient Advocate Programs website has been providing information about learning opportunities for advocates and care managers for more than five years. If there’s one thing we’ve learned, there will always been a need for further education!
With that premise, we kick off this blog on just that topic – learning opportunities for health and patient advocates and those who wish to become one.
We have an excellent lineup of blogging talent in front of us. These are individuals, all ...