10 Mistakes every Patient Makes and How to Fix Them
Powerful Patient, 2011 Week 14
Host: Joyce Graff, http://powerfulpatient.org, email@example.com 800-767-4845
Joyce speaks with patient advocate and author Trisha Torrey, a nationally recognized writer, speaker and workshop teacher on issues related to patient advocacy, who refers to herself as "every patient's advocate". A former marketing executive, Torrey became a patient advocate after enduring a misdiagnosis of cancer in 2004. She is author of the book, You Bet Your Life! The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes (How to Fix Them to Get the Healthcare You Deserve.)
Trisha provides information and practical suggestions to help you take responsibility for your own medical decisions, and partner with your doctors to attain the best outcomes possible for your medical situation. she can help you learn to be a good health care consumber, and to understand patient safety and patient advocacy.
Her goal is patient empowerment - providing patients and their advocates with the tools they need to improve their chances for a good medical outcome.
Read an interview with Trisha by John Novack, Director of Communications for the Inspire.com online community by going to: www.vhl.org/newsletter/vhl2011/11bb_inspire_interview.php.