On November 1, 2019, Karen Sanders, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, HWNC- BC, RN Patient Advocate, presented “Becoming an Informed Consumer Advocate for your Own Healthcare,” at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC, to an audience of 60+ participants.
Healthcare Topic Presentation included:
Key Aspects of Healthcare Setting
Role of Patient Advocacy
Review of the 53 Golden Eggs of Wisdom to Assist You In Becoming an Advocate for Your Own Healthcare
Medical Errors are the Third-Leading Cause of Death in the US
Differences Between Western Medicine (Allopathic), Holistic or Integrative Medicine, and Functional Medicine
How Much Does it Cost to go to the ER? Urgent Care Center?
What if you think your hospital or physician’s office bill is incorrect?
Advocating for Yourself as a Patient
How to Access Your Medical Records from different Healthcare Facilities
Become a Healthcare Expert on Yourself
Chronological Medical Record for Self or Family Member at Home
Portable Medication List Components
Advocating for Self When Hospitalized or Attending MD Appointments
I was featured as an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) volunteer in the July 15th OLLI Observer Newsletter for my work in teaching “Stress Management for Elders” and “Journeying through the Challenges of Living and Dying.”
Karen Sanders featured in the UNCA OLLI weekly Observer Newsletter