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Navigating the healthcare system is tough, and even more daunting in times of health crisis. Myra Katz, Physician Assistant and Patient Advocate will discuss:
1) What tools can help older adults feel empowered?
2) How can caregivers best assist during times of need?
3) What and who a professional patient advocate is and when might professional help be beneficial?
Then we will hear examples of empowerment in practice from Aging2.0 Baltimore chapter members who are designing products, services, and systems to empower others.
Heavy but healthy appetizers will be served.
Katz Patient Advocate
Physician Assistant & Patient Advocate
Myra Katz has been a Physician Assistant for many years who has worked local hospitals as a hospitalist, as well as in oncology and internal medicine practices. She decided to transition to become a Patient Advocate after her husband was diagnosed with cancer, and she had to personally deal with making appointments, and getting him the care he required. It opened her eyes to how the health care system is changing in our country, and how many if not most of her patients were unable to navigate the system; as with her husband this included the basics, such as making an appointment, to being faced with a dire, potentially fatal illness. She realized that, especially in times of crisis, many people have a difficult time making educated decisions, and it is very hard on both the patient and their loved ones. In addition to her advocacy work, she volunteers at Gilchrist, as an ambassador, with patients in their homes, at the inpatient facility and as a death doula.
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