So You Want to Be a Patient Advocate? Choosing a Career in Health or Patient Advocacy (Second Edition)

(Second Edition) If you think a career in health or patient advocacy would be of interest, get started with your decision-making here. Determine if your personality is a good fit, evaluate your skills, learn how to find advocacy jobs and how much they pay, decide if private, advocacy is a good choice for you and more. This is the first of four books in the Health Advocacy Career Series. More

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About Trisha Torrey

Trisha is known as Every Patient's Advocate. She is a writer and national speaker who teaches patients how to navigate the unwieldy and dysfunctional health care system, and teaches patient advocates how to help those who need their help. She has appeared on or been quoted by the CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Fox News, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, US News and World Report, O Magazine, Health Magazine, Bottom Line and other media.

Trisha is also the founder and director of The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates, an organization which supports the business needs of private patient advocates, helping them help the patients who need their assistance. The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates' members are the engine behind, a directory that helps patients and caregivers find the help they need.

Her first book, written to empower patients, teaching them to stick up for their rights and take responsibility for their medical care to improve their chances for a good medical outcome, and is titled You Bet Your Life! The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes (How to Fix Them to Get the Health Care You Deserve). It was originally published in February 2010. A second, revised and updated version of You Bet Your Life! was published in 2013.

In 2015, she published a second book for patients and caregivers, You Bet Your Life! The Top 10 Reasons You Need a Professional Patient Advocate by Your Side.

She has also written the Health Advocacy Career Series:

- So You Want to Be a Patient Advocate? Choosing a Career in Health or Patient Advocacy (print and e-book)
- The Health Advocate's Start and Grow Your Own Practice Handbook (print only)
- The Health Advocate's Basic Marketing Handbook (print only)
- The Health Advocate's Advanced Marketing Handbook (print only)

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