xxix, 614 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Formatted Contents Note
What is patient advocacy? The U.S. health care system and the need for patient advocacy Family-centered care E-patients The long reach to basic healthcare services The clinician's experience Accessing the patient's world Advocacy and patient literacy Improving the quality of care through research The contributions of patient advocacy in patient safety Planetree, a hospital model for patient-centered care Confronting the hidden curriculum in medical education Advocacy for improving end-of-life care Did patient/consumers cause the healthcare crisis? Advocacy for residents in long term care Access to healthcare Research advocacy in traditional research settings Educating for health advocacy in settings of higher learning Clinical advocacy Using the law to strengthen the patient's voice Patient advocacy.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.