A medical advocate’s role in the COVID ICU
In this episode, guest Sara L. Merwin, co-author of The Informed Patient: A Complete Guide to a Hospital Stay, shares her experience helping a family navigate their loved one’s hospital stay during the height of the COVID pandemic. With visitors not allowed in the ICU, Sara served as a remote advocate, helping the family communicate with the care team and providing guidance on getting the best outcomes for their loved one. She discusses the importance of patient advocacy and how having a helping hand can make a significant difference in navigating the complex hospital ecosystem, especially in the midst of a pandemic.
Sara L. Merwin is the co-author of The Informed Patient: A Complete Guide to a Hospital Stay.
She shares her story and discusses the KevinMD article, “The isolation of the COVID ICU: the need for patient advocates.”
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