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The NSPA Blog

The Problem of Medical Error

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Posted on April 2nd, 2013 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy

Those of us who work within the hospital based healthcare system understand that the problem of medical eror in hospitals is a serious national concern. An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine in November  2010 showed the... Continue Reading »

Near Disastrous Consequences of Failure to Plan

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Posted on November 11th, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Senior Orphans

No one likes to think about the "what-if's" of growing old and gradually becoming unable to care for our own needs...or what would happen if we suddenly found ourselves without a family living close by or caregivers who have our best interests at... Continue Reading »

The Affordable Care Act and the Uninsured of America: What can we expect?

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Posted on October 28th, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Affordable Care Act

With the election right around the corner, no matter which side of the political debate people stand on, trouble looms ahead for citizens and undocumented immigrants navigating the maze of health care in years to come. Proponents of the... Continue Reading »

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 Best Medication Websites

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Posted on May 14th, 2012 by Teri Dreher, under Prescription Drugs, Tips & Resources

A client of mine recently noticed some abnormal bleeding after being on a stable regimen of blood thinners for several years. Upon further investigation, we realized that the bleeding was due to a new antibiotic that had added to his low dose... 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 »