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Archive for the ‘Patient Advocacy’ Category

Nurse Advocates intercede in the plight of the elderly

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Posted on May 28th, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Senior Orphans

Nurse advocates are invaluable resources for anyone struggling with hospitalization or home health care challenges and don't know how to navigate through the many decisions and challenges that await them. Health care is growing increasingly complex,... Continue Reading »

The Cost of Advocacy

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Posted on April 29th, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy

This week, I heard more heartbreaking stories of nurses who are working hard to advocate for their patients within the healthcare system and are finding it to be more and more difficult to do due to politics and competing interests within the... Continue Reading »

Advance planning can make a big difference at the doctor’s office

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Posted on April 23rd, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Getting the most out of your visits to your doctor or other health care provider requires some advance planning for optimal success in achieving your goals and getting the most appropriate treatment. Before you arrive at your physician's office,... Continue Reading »

A wise investment in your health

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Posted on April 8th, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

People ask me often what I actually do to help people manage their healthcare challenges and my answer depends upon what challenge they are facing. So I often ask them to give me an example. People have a wide variety of different needs when they... Continue Reading »

First, the good news…..

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Posted on April 1st, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

The good news is that Americans are living longer and death rates are dropping, according to the US Centers for Disease Control. Americans are living longer: average life expectancy for 2010 is listed at 78.7 years. While heart disease and cancer... Continue Reading »

Let’s Start with the Basics: Speak up!

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Posted on March 19th, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

Patient advocacy means many things to many people, depending upon the challenge they face when interfacing with the health care system in America today. It is important for every person to think about ways they can start to advocate for themselves... Continue Reading »

Something New In Health Care: Community Based Professional Patient Advocacy

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Posted on March 12th, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Something New

Have you noticed that things are changing in health care, especially over the past ten years? If you have, you are not alone. Patients entering a hospital these days are seeing a lot of changes, just as health care workers are. Gone are the days of... Continue Reading »