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.