Advocating for Yourself Archive

World Congress Patient Engagement Summit


Robin and Joyce speak with Nancy Finn to recap the experience of the conference, and to speak more in depth about patient engagement in their own healthcare.

Our Diagnostic Odyssey


Joyce and Robin speak with Patricia Weltin about her difficult road to diagnosis for her daughters, and what she has learned that can help others.

Cari Cornish and Special Education Law


Joyce talks with Carin J. Cornish, an attorney specializing in Special Education Law. Cari is committed to creating the right environment for every child.

Powerful Patient meets Youth Services


Joyce Graff appeared on Talk it Out with Father Don Mowery on the radio in Memphis. They have a lot in common. It’s all about empowerment.

Hope and Resilience in the face of chronic illness


Cindy Coney is full of hope, inspiration and an unsinkable spirit that she loves using to help others affected by life challenging illness live better lives.

e-Patients Live Longer


Joyce speaks with Dr. Nancy Finn about how patients benefit from doing some research, getting engaged, and advocating for him or herself.

Defeating Leukemia


Joyce and Mike speak with David Tuccaro Jr., the subject of the new book Bad To The Bone (by Marala Scott). David is a very inspirational young man who has defeated Leukemia.

Pheo Paratroopers – Patients Helping Patients


Allen Wilson of the Pheo Paratroopers joins Joyce and Mike to talk about the organization, its mission, and the recent International Conference on Pheochromocytoma and Paraganglioma.

A Global Voice for Patients


We speak with Rachel Seal-Jones of the IAPO, a unique global alliance representing patients of all nationalities and diseases, promoting patient-centred healthcare around the world.

e-Patient Dave says, “Let Patients Help!”


Dave deBronkart talks with Joyce about his book Let Patients Help! describing how doctors, nurses, patients and caregivers can partner for better health care.