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providing an overview of what is involved in acting as advocate
for a hospitalized family member and thereby attempting to maximize
the care of their loved one. It is not meant to encourage readers
to contradict, disregard, interrupt, interfere with or supersede
any medical advice or medical care that is provided by medical professionals
in the hospital setting.
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with appropriate professionals. Although the website encourages
increased understanding about being a patient's advocate, all readers
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supporting medical care for one's hospitalized loved one.
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