181. Being Your Own Badass Advocate

With: Erin Galyean

Erin Galyean is a published author and professional speaker. In 2020, Erin published her first book Badass Advocate: Becoming the Champion Your Loved One Deserves. Badass Advocate, an information-packed and action-oriented book, teaches family caregivers how to lead the charge when dealing with a loved one’s health crisis. After losing her father, Mike, to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Erin was determined to be an unstoppable advocate for her sister, Meghan who was also diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and a rare lung disease. With over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Erin was able to use her professional knowledge to ensure her sister received the best care.

Today, Erin shares her heartbreaking life events and the lessons she learned so others can make a difference in their loved one’s healthcare experience. Her book, Badass Advocate includes 8 actionable strategies that are both effective and simple to follow. Erin also published a set of journals to help caregivers better balance self-care with patient care. Through her book, journals, and website (www.badassadvocate.com), Erin shares an abundance of valuable information that will teach families how to effectively navigate the challenges they face.

Topics covered in this episode:

Better Patient Advocates
Morning Review
Caregiver Burnout
Open Ended Questions
Physician Engagement
Time Management
Intimidation of Physicians
Bedside Manner
Pros and Cons of Google

Referenced in the episode:

The Lindsey Elmore Show Ep 174 | Overcoming Political Influence on Healthcare | John Abramson

To learn more about Erin Galyean and her work, head over to https://www.badassadvocate.com

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