How To Be Your Own Health Advocate, Tuesday 9th October 2012

Self advocacy is about taking a proactive approach to all stages of health and illness: prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. When people take an active role in their care, research shows they fare better both in satisfaction and in how well treatments work. In this talk you will learn how to develop the skills to be a good self-advocate, communicate effectively with your doctors, evaluate the latest health news headlines and find the best health information online.

Self advocacy is about taking a proactive approach to all stages of health and illness: prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. When people take an active role in their care, research shows they fare better both in satisfaction and in how well treatments work. In this talk you will learn how to develop the skills to be a good self-advocate, communicate effectively with your doctors, evaluate the latest health news headlines and find the best health information online.

This free event is open to anyone who is interested in taking personal responsibility for their health.

The talk will take place at the Central Hotel, Dublin 2, at 7 pm on Tuesday, 9th October.    

Slides from this talk now available to view on SlideShare

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