In this interview with Alternative and Complementary Therapies, I explain the role and value of patient advocates to integrative care.1 Patients face considerable challenges when navigating the US healthcare system where significant communication gaps can create formidable obstacles. Patient advocates ease the journey of patients and their families by closing this gap. They help patients and their love ones understand and communicate their fears and desires. Ultimately this helps bring about the best possible health outcomes.
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- Jennifer Brokaw, “Patient Advocacy — An Essential Service in Integrative Care,” Interview in Alternative and Complementary Therapies. 22:1. (2016), pp. 5ff. ↩