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I'm guessing if you are here searching for a patient advocate, you may be feeling uncertain, confused, or frustrated trying to navigate your way through the fragmented healthcare system. Perhaps you're looking for someone to listen, help you ask the right questions, and discover the root cause of your symptoms. You might be feeling overwhelmed with a new, serious, or life-threatening diagnosis and wonder what to do next. Maybe you are managing one or more chronic conditions and would like to improve continuity of care between multiple specialists.
Often people contact us for help coordinating care for a loved one while juggling a career and family responsibilities. It's possible that you live out of state and are trying to care for a loved one living in Arizona. You may feel uncertain about making decisions or unaware of the resources available in an area you're less familiar with. It can be stressful and exhausting to be pulled in so many different directions while trying to keep your loved ones safe and healthy.
With over 25 years of nursing experience helping people with complex illness and board certification in patient advocacy, I help patients and their caregivers, save time and energy, reduce stress, and experience peace of mind. Whether you're amid a healthcare crisis, managing chronic illness, or looking to improve your overall health, I can help.
Please schedule a consultation at www.VitalLinkAdvocates.com
- I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
- I am insured
- My geographical area of practice is Phoenix, Arizona
Patient advocacy is a hallmark of the nursing profession, although there are often many barriers particularly in the hospital environment, which is often task-based, lacking in staff support or resources, and often involves increasingly complex and burdensome documentation requirements that hinder nurse-patient interactions. Doing what's best for the patient can be difficult if the nurse does not have adequate family, physician, administrative, or organizational support.
As a bedside nurse, I have experienced the struggle of providing the kind of care I knew my patients deserved while juggling the demands of a high acuity patient load or coping with inadequate staffing. I have also experienced frustration as a patient and caregiver trying to navigate an inefficient and often overwhelming system. I believe that patient advocacy, like nursing, is a calling and advocates like myself are drawn to this profession by unique personal and/or professional experiences, a desire to help individuals and contribute to the greater good.