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LOVED ONE SICK WITH COVID-19? A PATIENT ADVOCATE CAN HELP
June 17, 2020
The process of navigating the health-care system has become so complicated that a fairly new advocacy profession has sprung up. Patient advocates are hired guns who protect your health-care interests when you’re knocked down by accident, illness or increasing infirmity.
With the novel coronavirus...
PATIENT ADVOCATES HELP NAVIGATE HEALTHCARE — NEW YORK TIMES TIMES
August 19, 2016
After Elsa Newmyer’s surgery last year went terribly wrong, she was laid up in a hospital bed for months. Dozens of medical bills, some 30 pages long, began piling up. Her husband Larry, who had to manage the payments, was overwhelmed.
“The health care bureaucracy is crippling,” said Ms....
ANOTHER OPTION FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS — THE BOSTON GLOBE
January 1, 2020
Re “When care giving, own job collide” (Page A1, Dec. 27). Being ill is a huge stressor; working full time and being the caregiver of someone who is ill is even more so. Juggling work, doctor appointments, understanding the illness and finding resources are just some of the issues. The article by...
The Critical Role of Patient And Health Care Advocates: A Special Report
October 9, 2023
In late 2022, the Coalition of Healthcare Advocacy Organizations (CHCAO) carried out a broad survey to understand the experiences of patient and health care advocates and assess their impact on the individuals they assist. This publication presents the survey results and contextualizes the concept of patient and health care advocacy as a basis for refining the scope and practice of this professional domain. Download the paper here.