Guest post by Natalie Richardson
Until last year I thought the phrase “patient advocacy” was terminology for action that other people take in the distant lots of big city hospitals, or with pickets across Parliament Hill. People throwing big words at medical problems, fighting for the sick or the silenced, major meetings in far-away boardrooms deciding how millions of pharmaceutical dollars would be spent on some ambiguous research study. Things that really didn’t apply to me.
Quickly I have learned that patient advocacy is a term much closer to home, and it is not obscure at all.