Types of Patient Advocacy
There are various types of patient advocacy that require patient advocates who sometimes specialize to provide detailed care to patients or caregivers. A common patient advocacy specialization is in various types of cancer or cancer in general. With the prevalence of breast cancer and the various treatment methods and chemotherapy treatments, it is a popular specialization for patient advocates. Others include lung cancer, diabetes, prostate cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer and others, including non-disease specializations such as nursing home and assisted living care.