News, People and Opportunities to Learn

The Wall Street Journal must have been reading the little booklet we published a couple of years ago called, Protecting People Who are Patients in Hospitals. The headline of the October 28, 2008 Health Journal article by Melinda Beck is called, “Bedside Manner: Advocating for a Relative in the Hospital”, and stresses the life-saving benefit of patients having an advocate

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Herman and Me

I first met Herman about four years ago help the help of Tom Kohler, the local director of Citizen Advocacy. I won’t go into the details of Herman’s story (he’ll give that later), but it’s safe to say that the majority of people who have tried to “help” Herman have largely made him worse. Whether it was doctor’s prescribing various

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