Patient Advocacy And Physician Empowerment

2018 ⸱ 

Meg Gaines, JD, LLM


Attorney, cancer survivor, and patient advocate Meg Gaines has seen how insurance denials, unexpected out-of-network costs, and unsympathetic employers can prevent people from getting quality care. Meanwhile, clinician dropout, depression, and suicide are mounting within the medical community. Meg believes that only if patients, communities, and clinicians work together can we heal our ailing healthcare system for all.

About the speaker(s)

Martha E. Gaines, JD, LLM is Founder and Director of the Center for Patient Partnerships at the University of Wisconsin. In its mission to disrupt dysfunctional health care by restoring people to the core of care, the interdisciplinary Center provides advocacy services to patients with life-threatening and serious chronic illnesses. It also teaches future professionals to see patients as partners; promotes change in policy; and conducts research on patient experiences. Meg serves on the National Cancer Research Advocates of the National Cancer Institute, the National Quality Forum and the Academy on Communication in Healthcare. 

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