The health care setting of the 21st century is complex and scary. Finding your voice so you can partner with the health care team in a positive way is how you become an empowered patient advocate for yourself or someone you love. Once you are empowered, you can be proactive in making sure your needs… or the needs of your loved one… are adequately served by the health care system. With the purchase of this book, you have taken a major step in finding your voice.
READY…SET…ADVOCATE! offers dozens of worksheets that provide step-by-step strategies to help the reader become empowered and successfully navigate through a variety of health care scenarios. A sampling of topics include:
Questions to Ask Before a Diagnostic Procedure
End of Life Conversations
Taking Medication Safely
Navigating Through the Emergency Room
When You’re Diagnosed With Cancer
The Challenges of Being A Caregiver