Above video: Learn how Mark S. and Nelia P. are taking an active role in their healthcare plan.
Self advocacy takes place when you become better informed about your condition, and take action to receive the best possible care for yourself. As a patient, you have the right to make decisions in partnership with your healthcare team about your treatment plan. In order to make a decision, it helps to fully understand your options, including all of the benefits and risks. If you have questions, be sure to make a list and ask your doctor to address each of your concerns.