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  • Collin Couey

The Importance of Patient Advocacy in Healthcare: A Primer for Doctors

The communication gap between doctors, patients, and families can be extensive. This gap is caused by a variety of issues including medical lingo, medical subtext, and a lack of mutual familiarity.

A Patient Advocate can improve relationships between patients and healthcare professionals. In “The Importance of Patient Advocacy in Healthcare: A Primer for Doctors” by Collin Couey in Software Advice, I help explain how communication between patients and doctors can be more effective when a patient advocate is there to help bridge the gap. 



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