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What People are Saying About RN Patient Advocates
RN Patient Advocacy in The News
Private Patient Advocates Help Navigate the Medical Maze, Chicago Tribune, May 2015 * This article spotlights an iRNPA Graduate.
RNPA Intensive - Learning Experience
“In a year’s time after taking the RNPA Learning Intensive, my career, my health, my family, my very life has been transformed. I am forever grateful” — Karen DiMarco, RN, iRNPA
“The way of the future of nursing...an absolute must if you want to make and be the difference in righting the wrongs of healthcare. Kare is a wonderful mentor who has put her soul into this program. Passion, Vision, Perseverance.” — Lana Benton, RN, iRNPA
“The forethought, experience, openness, philosophy and preparation provides all the tools, thought process, and confidence to begin and succeed as an iRNPA.” — Leta Gill, RN, iRNPA
“My experience attending the iRNPA program was a refreshing one, to say the least. This program was packed with life changing information that is not readily taught or available to RN's. This program equipped me with the tools I need to be an iRNPA! If you are ready for a change after working for many years in the clinical setting, and are driven to help patients and families, this is the program for you! Karen is a wealth of knowledge that is unmatched in the advocacy process.” — Jamie Long
“Thank you so much for putting together such an incredible RN PA intensive course! It is truly intensive but so worth it! I learned a lot and will be using the Medical Time Line and lab spreadsheet with as many clients as i can. All great information and can’t wait to get my speaking engagements lined up now that I have your fantastic power points!” — Nan Wetherhorn, Health Care Advisor, www.healthcareadvisornan.com
My goal is to use my experience as a hospice nurse to ease the end of life transition for patients and their loved ones by providing accurate information, navigation of the medical system, and preparation for the end of life. Our aging population has the greatest need and the least ability during this difficult time, and this need led me to become an RN Patient Advocate.
I have been a registered nurse for forty years. Most of my experience has been operating room nursing as well as teaching operating room technique for Project Hope. The past nine years of my career were spent at Tucson Medical Center as an outpatient hospice nurse. Being a hospice nurse was a wonderful experience and a great honor.
My vision for you is comfort and peace of mind, body and spirit. Tell me your story and I will listen. Together we will achieve a common understanding of your needs and wishes. Your family and loved ones and healthcare providers will be part of the process. I will research services, resources, and treatment options so you can make informed decisions.
- Specializing in end of life care
- End of life planning and care
- Understanding your Advance Directives
- Create a personal plan for you to make informed medical decisions.
- Living Will
- How to choose the right MPOA
- When it is time to call hospice