Be a “Patient Advocate” for Hospitalized Loved Ones
Hospitals can be unsafe places. Mistakes happen. Sleep can border on the impossible. Hospital based infections happen far too often.
To combat all of this and to enhance and protect the well-being of a loved one who is hospitalized for any reason, family members and individuals named as agents in Advance Directives must become protective advocates when a loved one is hospitalized.
In this timely article, I explain the challenges in practical terms. I offer guidelines and specific action steps that can and must be taken to measurably enhance safety and quality of care in a hospital setting.
Read and use the article, which appeared in the September 2017 issue of nationally renowned Trusts & Estates magazine.
Ms. Gilfix is a longtime proponent of both family and professional “patient advocates” when loved ones are hospitalized for any reason, any duration. She counsels family members about effective advocacy in health care settings. Click here to read her full bio.