Can a patient advocate for his or herself?
Absolutely! - You are your own best advocate for your health care if you are able to make decisions on your own.
I would like someone to advocate for me. What should I do?
If you would like someone to advocate on your behalf:
- Choose someone you trust that can communicate well.
- Decide what you would like help with and what you would like to handle on your own.
- Decide how involved you would like your advocate to be (attend any tests, appointments, etc.).