EVERYBODY NEEDS A PATIENT ADVOCATE!. Purpose: To explore how becoming smart patients ourselves and learning effective ways to communicate with doctors help us assist patients in achieving better health care. PRESENTERS. Donna Ambrogi, JD Public interest attorney & instructor in elder law
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To explore how becoming smart patients ourselves and learning effective ways to communicate with doctors help us assist patients in achieving better health care.
Public interest attorney & instructor in elder law
Resident representative on Board of Directors
of Aging Services of California
Graduate Specialization in Gerontology
Professor Emerita & Senior Scholar at
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
PILGRIM PLACE RESOURCES Claremont, CA 91711
Listen to patient to learn their
Together, prepare a list of
medications being taken, new
with family, when appropriate.
care in hospital.
(no up-front commitment).
(we had 6 two-hour sessions).
referrals from clinic nurses & assigns advocates.
Simon & Schuster, 2003.