18. Family-Advocacy Panel
Families will provide an overview of the importance of advocacy. Personal perspectives will be shared, along with applications of advocacy in health care across the lifespan and across domains. Advocating as a parent can change across the child’s lifespan. For example, a child who is young, nonverbal, and requires full-time, round-the-clock care requires a different kind of advocacy than for an employed and active adult.
Traci Brewer, Jennifer Ulbricht, Stephanie Meredith