Health Care in Crisis: A Proposed Role for the Individual Physician as Advocate
Kleinman, Lawrence C.
JAMA. 1991 Apr 17; 265(15): 1991-1992.
...In this article, I synthesize my experience in the National Health Service Corps (where I was director of pediatric services at an urban community health center for 4 years) to define a potential role for the individual physician in the battle against the health care deficit. The role encourages a simple philosophical framework and a policy advocacy role as well as more traditional concepts of service.
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Schwartz, Lisa (2002-02)It remains unclear what patient advocacy actually entails and what values it ought to embody. It will be useful to ascertain whether advocacy means supporting any decision the patient makes, or if the advocate can claim ...