Nora Yaghi

RN, BScN, CCMP, BHC, LNC
Human at Heart Health Navigator and Consultant
Nora

Nora Yaghi

RN, BScN, CCMP, BHC, LNC
Human at Heart Health Navigator and Consultant
Advocate Location
St. Cloud , MN 56301
Specialty
Medical Guidance
Other Services
Special Care & Aging
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
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How I Can Help
I can offer assistance in understanding your diagnosis, what questions to ask your care providers and where to look for help. I have experience in many areas of The healthcare system from a frontline worker, to education, leadership, and policy development.
I am also a patient of the healthcare system which allows me to offer perspectives from numerous lenses. I want to help people be more informed about their care so that they have better health outcomes and experiences.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is My knowledge of healthcare systems is mostly related to Canada (Ontario and westward). I can offer medical advocacy support but may not be able to offer resource referral
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
I have been a registered nurse for 19 years. From the beginning of my education, I always learned to put the patient and their family first. However, when I started working, I discovered that many providers were not practicing in this way, nor did our system allow for patients and families to be at the center of their own care.

Then, I became a patient myself. Years of ignoring my own chronic illness caught up with me. At the age of 36, after being told to “slow down” (family life and career) repeatedly by my doctors, I suffered a major health complication and almost died. I almost died because I didn’t want to go back to the hospital YET AGAIN for the doctors to do nothing, tell me there was nothing wrong with me, and assume I was just there for drugs.

I had the emergency surgery that I needed and then spend the next three and a half years trying to convince anyone who would listen that something did not go right with the surgery. I had to jump through the hoops of Canadian healthcare and deal with medical gatekeeping, as well as hurry up and wait through COVID. Finally, I made it back to my surgeon. She decided in 5 minutes that she needed to operate again.

I went through with the surgery, I dealt with amazing providers and awful providers in the same hospital stay. Sometimes simultaneously. My concerns were validated, and the problem was fixed. It took almost 4 years. I realized that, if I was a nurse who had to fight this hard to be heard, what was happening to other people?
Everyone should feel heard and believed in their care.
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Formal Education
Bachelor Science in Nursing
Language Proficiency
  • Arabic
Faith Experience
  • Christianity
  • Protestantism
  • Islamism/Muslim
  • Atheism
Additional Skills
I have extensive experience as a family advocate. I have been a doula present for many live births. I have held hands with patients and families at the end of life.
I have talked about decision making and important conversations about health needs and wishes with many families. I also have extensive experience in dementia care.

I am a daughter of Lebanese and Syrian immigrants. I understand the important role that culture and religion play in healthcare. I can help you navigate those discussions with providers so that your care encompasses all of who you are.
Professional Affiliations
Certified Change Management Professional, Behavioral Health Consultant, Legal Nurse Consultant, Trauma Informed Care, Brain Story Certification, Coaching, Leadership