Definitions for "Patient Advocate"
Serves as a liaison between patient and hospital staff. Assists patients in interpreting hospital policies, procedures, and services and to obtaining solutions to problems and concerns. Assists staff in gaining awareness of patients' perceptions of the hospital experience.
A person who acts in the best interest of the patient or serves the patient's needs and may act on his/her behalf.
Under Michigan law, the person who is named in a durable power of attorney for health care who makes health care decisions for another.