Patient Accompaniment — In Good Times and Sad

This post was contributed by
Lisa Berry Blackstock, Soul Sherpa®

When a patient advocate decides to offer patient accompaniment services, the most common motivating factor is a desire to help a patient navigate the healthcare system more effectively. Better results can take the form of streamlined communication with healthcare providers, ensuring proper diagnoses and plans of care, and minimizing unnecessary diagnostic procedures and medical interventions when lifestyle changes might be all that’s needed.

There are cases, though, ...

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