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  • Speaking Up for Your Healthcare Needs

    Posted by Dagmar on January 31, 2023 at 1:01 am

    Do you ever feel intimidated by your doctor or other healthcare staff? Have you ever had to stand up to a healthcare worker to state your needs? Was it successful or not?

    What keeps you or your caregiver from advocating for yourself in healthcare settings?

    alan-larrivee replied 1 year ago 1 Member · 1 Reply
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  • alan-larrivee

    January 31, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    I’m fortunate that my wife and primary caregiver is not afraid of ruffling feathers. She can get things done. With my speech difficulties (coupled with a predisposition not to rock the boat) I can’t always advocate for myself. I am very grateful for her.

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