Personal advocacy, or “self” advocacy, involves taking charge of your own health, to the extent this is possible, given your personal circumstances and restrictions. By becoming informed and actively engaged in your own care, you develop into an empowered patient – one who comprehends the intricacies of your illness, who is capable of discussing and evaluating care options, who promotes your own treatment and life goals, and who understands both your responsibilities and rights as a patient.
The topics and presentations in this section of our website are designed to address common issues and challenges associated with chronic illness and equip you with the information, tips, and tools you require to help better manage your care, meet your needs, and assert your rights.
COURSE #1 – COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR DOCTOR
This course consists of a video, two guide sheets and a quiz. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate via email within one week after completing the course.