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Make a Difference as a Patient Advocate

Make a Difference as a Patient Advocate

Georgia Price

The role of “patient advocate” is new and evolving. As the importance of patients’ rights gains momentum, a group of healthcare professionals has banded together to stand up for the best interests of their patients. Because patient advocates are a new career path, many healthcare professionals declare themselves “patient advocates” after extensive experience in the fields. However, degree programs focusing on healthcare advocacy are cropping up across the United States.

One of the best things about patient advocacy is the variety of jobs you can take on. Not all patient advocates work in hospitals. Many work in non-profits, insurance companies, and government agencies. If you haven’t had clinical experience, you can still use your skills as a patient advocate.

What is a Patient Advocate?

What Makes a Good Patient Advocate?

How Can a Patient Advocate Help?

Steps to Becoming a Patient Advocate

Would You Make a Great Patient Advocate?


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    joyrider

    almost 6 years ago

    52 comments

    This article is sort of vague as to how to become an advocate. Can anyone with experience in, let's say, geriatrics become a patient advocate? A few more details would be great.

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    locaspice

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    Can this be done online?

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