The health care setting of the 21st century is complex and scary. Finding your voice so you can partner with the health care team in a positive way is how you become an empowered patient advocate for yourself or someone you love. Once you are empowered, you can be proactive in making sure your needs… or the needs of your loved one… are adequately served by the health care system. With the purchase of this book, you have taken a major step in finding your voice.
When authors Lorrie Klemons and Randy Sperling first met they realized a shared passion for patient advocacy. Randy gained her advocacy experience through a variety of jobs in the health care system and by advocating for her sick son for over twenty-five years.
When do I need to go to the emergency room (ER)? How do I get there? What happens once I am there?
A medical emergency is when: