The Patient Advocacy Handbook
In her newest book, The Patient Advocacy Handbook, leadership coach Betsy Smith helps caregivers develop courage and confidence as they navigate the healthcare system.
Empowering You to BOLDLY Navigate the Healthcare System
If you or a loved one have received a challenging health diagnosis, or are making your way through the many twists and turns of the healthcare system at any stage, you’ll soon discover that developing a new set of skills—Patient Advocacy—will be essential.
In her newest book, The Patient Advocacy Handbook, Betsy will guide you to develop the courage and confidence to stand as an advocate using your own unique style. You’ll be better able to ensure the patient remains the priority for all caregivers—and understand the importance of caring for yourself as well as your loved one along the way.
Betsy shares lessons learned through her personal experiences as a patient advocate for her husband during his four years battling cancer, along with her unique perspective as an action-oriented leadership coach, to give you:
- Steps for how to become an effective advocate in the healthcare system as a family member or friend who is taking care of someone else.
- Ways to overcome any intimidation you might feel of the healthcare system – practitioner, procedures, forms, terminology – and practical methods for handling these situations.
- Inspiration to believe in yourself and your abilities to fulfill this key role and make a difference in your patient’s life.
- Tips and insights for taking care of yourself while caring for your loved one – career, personal, emotional, and social needs.
Section I: Diagnosis & Research
Section II: Advocacy & Caregivers
Section III: Support & End-of-Life Transitioning
Plus, access to essential BONUS materials to further support you on your journey