Fundamentals of Patient Advocacy | Health Care | Online Courses


Course Description: This course provides a foundational understanding of patient advocacy principles and practices. Participants will learn about the role of patient advocates, essential skills, and ethical considerations in advocating for patients’ rights and needs.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Understand the fundamental principles of patient advocacy.
  2. Identify the roles and responsibilities of patient advocates.
  3. Apply ethical principles in patient advocacy practice.
  4. Develop essential skills for advocating for patients.
  5. Enhance the overall effectiveness of patient advocacy services.


  1. Identify key principles and values of patient advocacy.
  2. Understand the roles and responsibilities of patient advocates.
  3. Apply ethical principles in patient advocacy practice.
  4. Develop skills in communication, negotiation, and mediation.
  5. Monitor and evaluate patient advocacy practices.
  6. Address common challenges in patient advocacy.
  7. Educate patients and families about their rights and available services.
  8. Collaborate with healthcare teams to provide comprehensive support.
  9. Ensure compliance with patient advocacy guidelines and standards.
  10. Review case studies to apply patient advocacy techniques in real-world settings.


  1. Introduction to Patient Advocacy
  2. Principles and Values of Patient Advocacy
  3. Roles and Responsibilities of Patient Advocates
  4. Ethical Principles in Patient Advocacy Practice
  5. Communication and Negotiation Skills
  6. Monitoring and Evaluating Patient Advocacy Practices
  7. Addressing Challenges in Patient Advocacy
  8. Patient and Family Education on Rights and Services
  9. Collaboration with Healthcare Teams
  10. Case Studies and Practical Applications


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