Make a Difference as a Patient Advocate
How Can a Patient Advocate Help?
Because patient advocates can work in a variety of places and wear many hats, their range of influence is wide. How you help will obviously depend on where you choose to specialize. Those in medical assistance may work in hospitals, nursing homes, or community clinics. Interested in insurance assistance? You will could work for an insurance company or non-profit organization. Lawyers who give legal assistance may have their own practices or work pro-bono. In many of these fields, you could work for government agency.
Of course, you can be a patient advocate while keeping the job you currently have and volunteering your time. Because there is never a shortage of patients, there will always be a need for patient advocates.