From Patient to Patient Advocate

In this video, Tamara Rimmer, uveal melanoma patient and Ocumel UK Patient Advocate, explains how a patient becomes a patient advocate.

Patient to Patient Advocate

Patient advocacy is an area of specialization in health care concerned with advocacy for patients, survivors, and caregivers.

The patient advocate may be an individual or an organization, often, though not always, concerned with one specific group of disorders. Some patient advocates work for the institutions that are directly responsible for the patient's care.

Patient advocacy stimulates patient empowerment leading, ultimately, to better compliance and improved quality of life.