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Medical Errors are now the 3rd leading cause of death in the US according to a study by Dr. John T. James published in the Journal of Patient Safety.  The study in the Journal of Patient Safety disclosed that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year in the hospital “suffer some form of preventable harm that contributes to their death”. 

The single most important thing to remember when faced with a health crisis is that you need to be an active part of your healthcare team.

Your healthcare decisions need to be made with you not for you! You can do this by educating yourself about your illness and your treatment options. When you are an active member of your healthcare team, your results will improve.

One excellent site to begin to understand the illness you have is (National Institute  of Health). That site will also link to others equally helpful.


Remember that no one treatment is right for everyone. We are all different with unique needs, belief structures, cultures and spiritual values.


Thinking of engaging an independent RN Patient Advocate? 

Consider this:

  • Are doctors and nurses substandard? NO! The system is . . . 

  • Are your health care providers listening to you?  Do you feel like a number as you go from doctor to doctor?

  • Has poorly coordinated care or lack of attention to detail left you vulnerable to medical error?

  • Are you satisfied with how your treatment plan is working?

  • Do you understand what is happening in your body, And do you know all the possible treatment options?

  • Adverse drug reactions cause the death, hospitalization, or serious injury of more than 2 million people in the United States each year, including more than 100,000 fatalities. - Institute of Medicine 2015 


  • Learn about your medications and their potential risks with your iRNPA.


An iRNPA by your side ensures that YOU, are the central focus of your healthcare. Working collaboratively with all your doctors, your iRNPA ensures the safest and most effective treatments possible for you.

You will become an active and knowledgeable participant in your own care. This tremendously improves your safety and chances of the best outcome within the medical system. Call or email us to find the closest iRNPA near you.


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Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: 520-743-7008
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