The most important aspect of my job is that every family is heard and cared for in ways that fit their needs.
I started Sabrina Johnson Advocate because I felt that I did not fit in any box and that the resources and support offered did not fit what I needed- therefore, I will not make you feel like you need to fit in a box.
My service list is to give you an idea of packages we can create, support that I can offer, and a way that we can work together to see what you might not need today but should consider for tomorrow.
WHAT IS AN
BOARD CERTIFIED PATIENT ADVOCATE
"A person who helps guide a patient through the healthcare system. This includes help going through the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of a medical condition, such as cancer. A patient advocate helps patients communicate with their healthcare providers so they get the information they need to make decisions about their health care. Patient advocates may also help patients set up appointments for doctor visits and medical tests and get financial, legal, and social support. They may also work with insurance companies, employers, case managers, lawyers, and others who may have an effect on a patient’s healthcare needs. Also called patient navigator."- National Intitutes of Health
WHAT IS AN
"An end-of-life doula guides a person who is transitioning to death and their loved ones through the dying process. The doula might get involved soon after a terminal diagnosis, later on when the person declines more, at the point where the person’s body is beginning its final breakdown, or even after a death to help loved ones start their time of grieving. The doula will provide emotional, spiritual, and physical support to everyone involved." - International End-of-Life Doula Association.