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Archive for the ‘Patient Advocacy’ Category

Advocate Q&A with Susan Snyder

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Posted on June 10th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Patient Advocacy, Something New

For this week's blog, I sat down with RN advocate Susan Snyder to ask about what advocacy means to her, and how working at NShore is allowing her to put her advocacy skills to work. Q: Welcome to NShore! As the company’s newest RN advocate, what... Continue Reading »

Nursing today; an interview with RN Holly Harris

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Posted on May 16th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Healthcare Reform, Patient Advocacy

NShore's RN advocates are all career nurses, who for one reason or another, decided to step away from the hospital setting and step into private patient advocacy. We focus a lot of our blogs on how the career change affects their ability to serve... Continue Reading »

The Caregiver Conundrum

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The number of seniors in America is skyrocketing, just as the number of available family members per seniors is declining This poses a caregiver conundrum for a lot of people. 50 years ago, it was easy. As parents or grandparents aged, their... Continue Reading »

Patient (Dis)Satisfaction

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Posted on April 23rd, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Clinical Trends, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Today I had an interesting experience becoming a new patient at a large orthopedic practice in Lake County. I'll admit I usually don't tell people I am a professional RN patient advocate when I first see them. I want to see how general population... Continue Reading »

The Shingle Tingle

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Posted on April 2nd, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Infections, Patient Advocacy

According to the CDC, 1 in 3 Americans are likely to develop shingles in their lifetime But lots of people still don't know what shingles technically is In plain terms, shingles is a viral infection that causes painful, itchy or tingly skin... Continue Reading »

Drug Abuse Among the Elderly

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The Opiod Epidemic is bad - and getting worse - but it's not the only drug problem this country has Prescription drug use in America is out of control. That's not to say that I'm anti-medication by any means. Prescription drugs can literally be... Continue Reading »

Clinical Encounters: Where Communication Falls Short

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Posted on March 13th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Clinical Trends, Healthcare Reform, Patient Advocacy, Something New

According a report by Kaiser Health News, the way we teach doctors to talk about death (and other tough topics) is changing This is a good thing. In traditional US medicine, doctors are trained so highly in clinical practices that their... Continue Reading »