| by Paul Ennis

Dying At Home: An Australian Perspective...

In the following short YouTube video from 'SBS The Feed' you'll meet several Australians who took control of their impending deaths by choosing to die at home rather than in a hospital or institutional setting. This is an excellent short...
| by GNA Admin

Pulse Symposium Kicks Off On March 15: Memorial Sloan Kettering Joins As Major Sponsor.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WANTAGH, N.Y. - March 13, 2023: Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy is happy to announce that it is kicking off 2023 with a 2-day virtual conference: The Current Landscape of Patient Safety", with the...
| by Zyteria Belue

Managing Healthcare Stress: Where Advocacy Comes In

Patient advocates can take many forms, including professional advocates who are hired by patients or their families, volunteers who provide support to patients in hospitals or clinics, or patient-led organizations that advocate for policy changes...
| by Dr Elena Borrelli

What Can a Private Patient Advocate Do for Me?

Increasing awareness of the necessity for private patient advocacy has increased. While the term Private Patient Advocacy is becoming known, many wonder what a private patient advocate can actually do for them. What’s the benefit? There are...
| by Dr Elena Borrelli

How do I choose the right patient advocate?

By now you have heard of the concept of patient advocacy, but how do you choose the right one? Perhaps you are struggling with a challenging medical condition and you are looking to get things better managed as soon as possible. So how do you...
| by GNA Admin

Toxins In Our Foods That Harm Us: The Mercereau Report #6

This is the sixth in a series of blogs written by Karen Mercereau, RN, iRNPA. The goal of the Mercereau Report is to communicate information that is pertinent to our expanding practices. This edition of the Mercereau Report is a selection of...
| by Rebeka Acosta

Even Health Advocates Need Help

A+J Patient Advocacy's Executive Director is a private person, but regularly uses her personal experiences to connect with clients. In this post, Rebeka Acosta provides a glimpse into her chronic illness journey and proves that no patient has all...
| by Corina Savela

How I Know Preventive Health Care Works

Many of us have pets. My dogs receive a preventive medication each month for heartworms. This is easy and it prevents bigger problems later (at great expense financially and physically for the dog). I am here to explain how that same preventative...
| by GNA Admin

Patient Advocates Can Also Support Each Other

by Ilene Corina BCPA She / Her Are you a patient advocate? Are You Listening or Asking Questions? Whether you are professional or helping family and friends, you are probably a caring person - who wants to help others. It can be a difficult...
| by Sheldon Britt

Selective Hearing = Selective Brain Stimulation?

When working as a Registered Nurse at the beginning of each shift as I updated the patient’s board I would think about the patient’s admitting diagnosis, history and current orders. For every patient, each day there is a standard goal. The goal...
| by Angie Galatas

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Patient Portals

Patient portals – give people access to their personal health information. Nearly 40% of Americans use their health records through a patient portal. Many, especially Gen Zs, who are typically technology literate, love patient portals due to their...
| by Angie Galatas

Lessons Learned: The Benefits of Planning Ahead

My phone rang at 5:30 am The voice on the other end was frantic and desperate. Groggily, I collected my thoughts and tried to awaken. Do I typically answer client calls at 5:30 am? No, but this client's family member was experiencing a critical...
| by Rebeka Acosta

An Advocate's Guide to Cheaper Prescriptions

Americans spend more on prescription medications than anyone else. Pharmaceutical companies spend incredible amounts of money on development, marketing, etc. By the time new drug is approved, it's us....the patients who end up paying the price. As...
| by Dr Elena Borrelli

Feeling Stuck With Your Medical Care?

…New Year, new you! …This time it's for real. So it’s the new year and you feel, well… not so new. Maybe you feel like you're in a rut, or perhaps you have had a condition that you’ve been dealing with for a few years, for example, diabetes, and...
| by Dr Elena Borrelli

What To Do When You Need Treatment, But Insurance Won't Pay

So you're excited that after dealing with symptoms for some time and searching for a treatment, you and you have finally found treatment for your symptoms. Perhaps you have been suffering from back pain and have seen various doctors and...