Talk:Patient advocacy

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Confused[edit]

The first sentence says "Patient advocacy is an area of lay specialization in health care concerned with patient education about the use of health plans and how to obtain needed care"

Is it supposed to say "lay specialization?" Just double checking. Thanks! Adamh4 (talk) 20:15, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

I thought the term "lay specialization" was a bit "churchy" and smacked of the truth that, even though some healthcare places change their names and structure, there is still quite a lot of influence on where a great deal of the money might still be coming from. Does that imply that a cleric of some sort would never be considered for such a role? Why not? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Happy Camper on Wiki (talkcontribs) 14:03, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

I think the term "lay specialization" is very accurate. Patient advocates are not necessarily medical (or broader health-care) professionals, in the sense that they are licensed MD, nurses, or other paramedic professionals. Their main caracteristic is that they represent patients and (home or family)carers and give a voice to those groups in different levels of the public debate --DerekvG (talk) 11:26, 14 October 2014 (UTC).

Removal of October 2014 merge tags[edit]

See identically named section at Talk:Health advocacy. —Shelley V. Adamsblame
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Merge[edit]

I've made a note to myself: Merge Patient opinion leader into Patient advocacy. Any remarks? I shouldn't think this would be controversial. --Hordaland (talk) 05:08, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Don't merge - There's a significant difference in the emphasis within these roles: patient opinion leaders emphasize their role as patients; patient advocates emphasize their role as advocates for patients. Whereas the patient advocate's expertise is based in knowledge about how various sectors of the healthcare industry operate and interact, the patient opinion leader's expertise is based in personal experience interacting with the healthcare industry as a patient. —Shelley V. Adamsblame
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