Patient Advocates and Telehealth

As independent patient advocates and healthcare professionals, we support telehealth. However, we always recommend that you are sure that a telehealth visit is appropriate for you. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March of 2020, one of the first groundbreaking practices that we got to see in the US (United States) was full support, as…

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What Makes People Search For a Patient Advocate?

What Makes People Search For a Patient Advocate?  As patient advocates, we know that people look for a patient advocate because they are confused, overwhelmed, and stressed by the current situation of their or their loved one’s health. They often search for someone to help advocate for them because they feel as if they have been…

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Patient Advocates & Music Therapy

What is Music Therapy Have you heard of a music therapist, or a music therapy program? According to the American Music therapy Association, “Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program”. https://www.musictherapy.org Who…

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Press Release: Small Business Center Helps Local Businesses

Thank You to the SBC of Carteret Community College for including us in your press release. We appreciate the support and look forward to working with them in the future. https://carteret.edu/sbc-helps-local-businesses/ Morehead City, N.C. (August 12, 2020) – As the Coronavirus continues to impact the economy, the Small Business Center (SBC) located on Carteret Community College’s…

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Letter to the editor: The Forgotten Ones of COVID-19

Our letter to the editor got picked up by our local newspaper and was published July 1, 2020. Here’s the link and some of the comments. We appreciate the support from our local paper. https://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/opinions/letters_to_editor/article_8bf10112-bafa-11ea-8cc5-e7c1c5bcb981.html Thank you Carteret County News Times June 22, 2020 TO THE EDITOR: Our elderly population residing in long-term care facilities…

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Whitley Patient Advocates Commitment to Action

What is patient safety? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), patient safety is the absence of preventable harm to a patient in healthcare or the reduction of the risk of harm https://www.who.int/patientsafety/en/ How do we Support Patient Safety? At Whitley Patient Advocates we understand how important the concept of “patient safety” is in addition to…

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