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Patient advocate

Being a patient advocate means being a strong and supportive voice for those who need it most in the healthcare system. But what exactly does it mean to be a patient advocate and what can you expect from different types of advocates?

Patients Unite’s goal is to ensure that patients’ voices are heard and respected in the development of healthcare standards, medical research and policies. All patient advocates work closely with healthcare professionals, politicians, pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders to ensure that patients’ needs and perspectives are considered in all decisions that affect them.

What Can You Expect?

  1. Individual patient advocates:
    Individual patient advocates work closely with individuals and their families to ensure their needs and wishes are heard and respected. These advocates can help navigate complex treatment plans, attend doctor appointments and understand medical information. Their goal is to ensure patients feel supported and informed throughout their healthcare journey.
  2. Patient Advocacy Organisations:
    Patient advocacy organisations work on a broader level to promote the rights and interests of patients. These organisations can engage in policy advocacy, educating healthcare professionals and creating resources for patients and their families. They act as a unified voice for patients across different health conditions and work to create changes in the healthcare system that benefit everyone.
  3. Healthcare Patient Advocates:
    Healthcare patient advocates are those who work directly within the healthcare sector, such as nurses, social workers and patient coordinators. These professionals are often responsible for ensuring that patients’ needs are taken into account during treatment and act as liaisons between patients and healthcare professionals. They can help coordinate care, solve problems and provide support to patients and their families.

Individual level

Whether on an individual level or through organisations and healthcare practices, patient advocates are dedicated to ensuring patients feel heard, respected and supported in the healthcare system.

Their work is essential to creating a more humane and equitable healthcare system for all of us.

In the Patients Unite directory, we have gathered a wide range of patient advocates who are dedicated to supporting and representing patients in the healthcare system. No matter what type of support you need, there’s an advocate here for you. Let’s explore some of the different advocates you can find.

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