Matthews, NC, March 26, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Facing any kind of medical issue can be complex and scary. The founders of Patient Action, a patient advocacy coaching business, have authored a guide for navigating through the complexities of the healthcare setting. Their book has been released by Dog Ear Publishing.
Becoming an empowered patient allows consumers to be proactive in partnering with the healthcare team in a positive way to get the best healthcare options possible for the patient. “Ready … Set … Advocate! Your Step-by Step Guide to Patient Empowerment” includes dozens of worksheets that provide step-by-step strategies for such purpose. The guide is well-written and easy to follow and covers such topics as choosing a doctor, end-of- life conversations, dealing with insurance and medical bills, how to safely take medication, what happens after a cancer diagnosis, questions to ask before a diagnostic test and the challenges of being a caregiver.
The authors founded Patient Action in 2011. The guide is an extension of their passion and “is dedicated to making sure that every patient’s voice is heard in the health care setting,” they write. Dr. John Boockvar, vice chairman of neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, states “As medicine is getting more and more complex, it is so important for patients to advocate for themselves and for loved ones and friends to advocate on their behalf when necessary.” This book will make sure that advocacy takes place.
Authors Lorrie Klemons and Randy Sperling realized they shared a passion for patient advocacy when they first met. Sperling advocated for her sick son for more than 25 years before his untimely death and had a variety of health-related jobs. Klemons, a nurse and nurse educator, spent more than four decades advocating for her patients, students and a son who was diagnosed with multiple life-threatening conditions at age 32.
As professional patient advocate coaches and Warrior Moms, they give all healthcare consumers a voice through the myriad of free resources on their website, PatientAction.com, through fee-for-service in-person / telephone /online coaching, guest presentations and now through their new book.
For additional information, please visit www.ReadySetAdvocate.com.
"Ready … Set … Advocate! Your Step-by-Step Guide to Patient Empowerment"
Randy Sperling and Lorrie Klemons
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-4612-9 186 pages $24.95 US
Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.
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