patient advocate

patient advocate

See ombudsman.

patient advocate

An individual, such as an attorney, friend, nurse, ombudsman, physician, or social worker, who pleads for and preserves a patient's rights to health care. Patient advocates address many common and important health care issues, including the right to access a health care provider, the right to obtain confidential care, and the right for the patient to work after diagnosis or treatment.
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Alliance Health Networks, the leading social networking company serving consumers and the healthcare industry, today announced the addition of Susan Ingebretson, director of program development for the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Center at California State University, Fullerton, and Christine Miserandino, award-winning writer and lupus patient advocate, as new patient advocates on the Fibromyalgia Connect and Lupus Connect networks, respectively.
Patient advocate groups representing those who live with chronic disease and disability have joined to form an "I am Essential" campaign to ensure that every American has access to high-quality, comprehensive, and affordable health care as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) considers its recommendations for the nation's Essential Health Benefits package.
In my estimation, the patient advocate members have a keen grasp of the issues the ICOC must decide, including governing polices and procedures, scientific data, and intellectual property rights.
TORONTO -- Exclude the use of force and intimidation specifically from security personnel duties, the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office is asking an Ontario legislature committee as it considers amendments to the Private Investigators and Security Guards Act.
I had the privilege of giving a presentation about my experiences as a lung cancer patient and my work as a patient advocate.
The answer is simple--state who you want to have the legal authority to make such decisions and what you would want to happen in a Patient Advocate Power of Attorney ("Patient Advocate Power").
a personal patient advocate who researches doctors and treatments," but also the booking of doctor and test appointments and an annual meeting with "a specialist in the area of aesthetic enhancement," meaning a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon.
There are relatively few accounts of young people struggling with cancer: Cancer Happens documents Gifford's challenges and her ability to be a patient advocate and choose her treatment options throughout.
I work for the Patient Advocate, and when I call I tell them I am following up on their stay at the VAMC.
The patient advocate must have good rapport with the case management department to help ensure that the patient's concerns are addressed and that the patient is helped to understand hospital rules.
Hepatitis Connect Patient Advocate, John Lavitt, was Cured in a Clinical Trial Conducted by Dr.
TORONTO -- The Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office requests that hospitals recognize the potential impact on patients' quality of life if smoking is banned.

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