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Archive for the ‘Inspiring Stories’ Category

Not Just Old

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Posted on August 19th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Alzheimer's and Dementia, Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy

In our culture, youth is worshipped. Aging means decline, cognitive and physical decline, something we don’t like. Something that is a source of frustration to us younger ones, like when we find ourselves in line behind such an elder at the... Continue Reading »

Canines and Cancer

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Posted on March 19th, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Something New

Man's Best Friend For this week's blog, we're looking at canines and cancer. Particularly, we're looking at some work pieced together by Jen Miller, Editor-in-Chief of JensReviews.com and affiliate writer for Your Dog Adviser. They recently put out... Continue Reading »

Active Advocates and the Importance of a Care Conference

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Posted on January 21st, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Long Term Care, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Something New, Tips & Resources

NShore's RN Patient Advocates are constantly on the go For most blogs, we like to share news about our industry and updates we think are worth knowing. For our latest blog series, we've decided to shine the light on what some of our advocates are... Continue Reading »

Lessons on learning from CMSA

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Posted on June 25th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Inspiring Stories, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Something New

Lessons on learning from CMSA Last week another NShore advocate, Sarah Valek, and myself had the opportunity to attend the Case Management Society of America’s national conference in downtown Chicago. What an amazing event made possible by an... Continue Reading »

Adovate Q&A — Sarah Valek

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Posted on April 17th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Something New, Tips & Resources

Sarah F Valek, RN MSN MBA, is a dedicated RN with 18 years experience in cardiology, pediatrics and healthcare management. She found her passion for advocacy early on in her career and understands the challenges patients face in today’s complex... Continue Reading »

New Advances in the Treatment of Strokes

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Posted on March 30th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Clinical Trends, Inspiring Stories, Something New

The University of Kentucky may not have made it as far as they would've liked in March Madness, but they're making huge strides in other areas that are even more important Right now, the 3rd leading cause of death in America is medical error. The... Continue Reading »

Get to Know Your Advocate – Sibyl Yau

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Posted on December 11th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

Q: Let’s start with the obvious; what you drew you to patient advocacy? A: I’m an only child and my parents were older when I was born. My mother was 36 when she had me, so I grew up with older parents who had healthcare issues. I became a... Continue Reading »