"As an emergency medicine doctor, I am thrilled to have found a resource to recommend to patient families and friends who are encountering the healthcare system on behalf of their sick loved one. Organized and concise, this guide describes how to navigate what otherwise could be an impossibly intimidating road. The book highlights the importance of some of the most “can’t miss” information-gathering times such as daily physician rounds and goals-of-care meetings. There are few greater assets to the healthcare team than an informed and eager advocate when it comes to planning and executing what is best for each individual patient."
- Megan B., Atlanta, GA
"This past Christmas...my Mom and I took my dad to the ER to discover he was having a stroke. During this overwhelming time, my strong Mom was doing her best to keep afloat, but I felt like we were not always asking the best/right questions or always fully understanding next steps. Badass Strategy #3 was incredibly valuable in helping us to organize our concerns into thoughtful questions, dig deeper where necessary, and listen better through our anxiety and fear. Towards the end of my Dad’s in-patient rehab stay, his physician complimented my Mom by telling her she was asking really good questions!! It was a journey to get there, but I want to thank Erin for writing Badass Advocate and sharing her lessons with me and my family in this time of need."
– Margaret S., Denton, TX
“Badass Advocate” is a must-read book for any friend or family member whose loved one is facing a medical challenge. Erin provides firsthand information on how to protect the patient's dignity and focuses on how to help the patient both physically and mentally. This book is carefully written with love, care, & compassion. It is sure to improve your journey down the medical path ahead.”
– Amanda F. - PA Oncology , Charleston, SC
"Erin has one of the most genuine, sincere voices of today. She leads you through a journey no one ever envisions taking, but unfortunately, so many of us do. If you or someone you love needs some guidance navigating this path, this book will help ease the stress, fear and loneliness of it. "
- Jennifer L., Sussex, WI
"Erin Mulqueen Galyean has an informative and empathetic approach to helping those in any type of challenging healthcare situation. Her book, Badass Advocate, is one of the best books to read when it comes to patient advocacy because it gives a strong understanding of the multifaceted experience. The knowledge you will gain is priceless. With every page turn, I just kept thinking I love how easy her writing style illustrated how to tackle such a complicated experience. No matter how big or small you or your loved ones experience with their healthcare needs might be, this book has so many awesome, easy to understand resources and game plans."
- Meghan G., Phoenix, AZ
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