Tag: patient advocacy

Doctor Doctor Give Me the News I Have A Bad Case of Remembering You

A new study by the University of Chicago published in the Archives of Internal Medicine of nearly 3,000 adults admitted to their affiliated hospital reveals that patients are rarely able to identify their doctors by name or to describe their roles in their care. Patients were asked about the roles...

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Families Are Not Visitors But Advocates for Care

A Wall Street Journal article explores the notion that families are in the best position to be advocates for their loved ones health but can not be looked upon as mere visitors in the hospital but as Beverly Johnson, president of the nonprofit Institute for Family-Centered Care, puts it “allies...

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Patient Advocates

Here is a good article covering the emerging field of patient advocates, worth the read. A friend and colleague, Trish Torrey is an advocate and expert on this topic at about.com.

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