The Patient Advocate Handbook: How to Find and Use Your Voice in Health Care
Are you suddenly facing a health challenge and feel fear? Are you overwhelmed and insecure? In The Patient Advocate Handbook, authors Liz Crocker and Claire Crocker offer a practical guide to help you remain calm, focused, and stable while you or a loved one are experiencing a health crisis. Combining Liz’s experiences as a psychologist and Claire’s legal and crisis management skills, they present a blueprint for progressing through the health care system.
Knowing how to handle a health emergency and make good decisions is essential if you are to achieve the best possible health outcome. It’s not about creating conflict or being the loudest voice in the room-it’s about knowing your rights, having a plan, finding your voice, and working with people in the health system to get a good result. The Patient Advocate Handbook helps you become an effective patient advocate for someone you love while he or she experiences a health challenge. If you are the patient, it will help you feel more confident and assured in your own health choices.