Consider involving a trusted family member or friend in your care. You may want an advocate to:

  • Come with you to doctor appointments.
  • Stay with you in the hospital.
  • Ask questions of healthcare professionals.
  • Review consent forms for treatment.
  • Remember healthcare instructions for you.
  • Know what to look for and who to call should your condition get worse.
  • Speak up for you if you cannot.
  • Know your wishes regarding resuscitation and life support.
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