Professional, flexible, and reliable advocacy during a loved one¡¯s healthcare crisis
Getting Your Best Health Care: Real-World Stories for Patient Empowerment
Ken Farbstein's new book is an illuminating guidebook for all patients - and those who serve as their advocates - Getting Your Best Health Care parses the complex system of care in America. Through practical examples and real-life strategies it steers us toward a more collegial, more efficient, more patient-focused ¨C and undeniably safer ¨C relationship with the system and professionals within it. This book teaches us how to partner with our doctors and nurses and how to stay safe while in their care. Patients have relied for too long on the doctors' brilliance and goodness, believing that Doctor knows best. Doctors do know what's the best medical care, and we know what's best for us. It's time for us to step up as partners in our care. Getting Your Best Health Care is written by working patient advocate Ken Farbstein, President of Patient AdvoCare. Read more
||Hospitals are dangerous places. Layoffs have reduced the number of nurses and other staff. Tragic errors occur far too frequently. Rushing doctors and nurses don't always communicate well with patients, and with each other.
When you or a loved one is hospitalized with an acute health crisis, you need someone in your corner. Someone who'll put your needs first. Someone who'll make sure your health professionals have the information they need in order to give you the right care. Someone to make sure your medical needs are known, understood, and met.
Help When You Need It Most
|Do you want someone to talk with you about the health delivery system, to tell you what to expect, what you can ask for, and how to ask for it so you will receive it? Do you want help during your hospital stay: an ally to answer your questions, to ask the right questions on your behalf, and to ensure you get the best care from hospital staff?
Patient AdvoCare provides help and information with:
- Choosing your doctors and hospitals
- Explaining your choices
- Being with you
- Ensuring you questions are answered
- Getting you out of there afterwards, to a better place
Addressing concerns and resolving difficulties with a medical institution and a health delivery system can be difficult for anyone - it's especially difficult in a time of crisis when a loved one is ill.
However, you don't need to be overwhelmed or intimidated with the delivery of healthcare, finding the right person to talk with, understanding choices, and asking the right questions to get the best healthcare.
Get the best healthcare and the best medical services possible. Contact Ken Farbstein of Patient AdvoCare for a consultation on the support and assistance you need during a hospital stay. Please see more about our services.
Patient Safety Blog
Telling our Stories: Protecting your family in the healthcare system,
safe from medical errors.
For advice and stories on protecting family members in the healthcare system, see our popular blog http://www.PatientSafetyBlog.com. Our family members need us to help them get the best possible medical care. When they're ill, we and they need to know how to advocate most effectively, and work best, with doctors, nurses, and other health professionals. In focusing on the needs of family caregivers and their patients, the blog provides advice to keep our parents, children and other loved ones with acute or chronic illnesses healthy and safe from medical errors.
The blog is a place for readers to tell and hear stories about the medical care they have seen and experienced, to give advice and get advice. It helps patients and advocates to be knowledgeable, pro-active, and empowered partners with their doctors and nurses.
Have a story to tell? Frustrated with a health problem? Want advice from a navigator/advocate?
Get tips on protecting your family when they are in the healthcare system. Tell your story and read others' stories at http://www.PatientSafetyBlog.com.