You’re Invited! Join along with us as special guest Amanda Greene, who is known on Twitter as @LAlupusLady, for the next Empowered #patientchat for a discussion on different types of advocates and advocacy in healthcare.
A health advocate, patient advocate and patient advocacy are different roles, yet when they work together they can and do impact patient wellness.
- Patient advocacy is an area of specialization in health care concerned with advocacy for patients, survivors, and carers.
- The patient advocate may be an individual or an organization, often, though not always, concerned with one specific group of disorders.
- A health advocate is a family member, friend, trusted coworker, or a hired professional who can ask questions, write down information, and speak up for you so you can better understand your illness/condition and get the care and resources you need – giving you a peace of mind so you can focus on your recovery/wellness.
Guiding the discussion will be the following Topic (T#:) Questions:
I'll be at the Empowered #patientchat on Fri 5/26 1pmET. Join me! http://www.intake.me/event/empowered-patientchat-may-26th/ via @intakeme Click To TweetT1: What does advocacy in healthcare mean to you?T2: What is a health advocate, patient advocate and patient advocacy? How are they different and how do they work together?T3: How do you personally advocate for your own health? For the health of others? Do you work with advocacy groups?T4: What skills and tools do you need to be an effective advocate for yourself or others in the healthcare system?T5: How can someone get started with legislative or research advocacy? Whey can they learn more?T6: What are some ways advocacy impacts healthcare? Why is health advocacy important?