7 05, 2013

RADIO INTERVIEWS with Martine Ehrenclou

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23 04, 2013

Prevention Magazine Interviews Martine Ehrenclou–6 ways to get the best care possible

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Busy Doctor? Hurried Nurse?

“Nurses are dealing with patient overload and are often multi-tasking while taking care of very sick patients,” says Martine Ehrenclou, MA, patient advocate and author of  The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get The Best Medical Care. “It’s not that your loved one isn’t a priority, but in states where there is no nurse-to-patient ratio law, nurses can be taking care of an unsafe number of patients.” And that’s why it’s more important than ever to prepare yourself now to be someone’s hospital advocate—or assign someone to be yours.

“When you consider that 195,000 people in the US are victims to preventable, fatal medical errors every year and subjected to at least one medical error in the hospital each day, you must be with a patient to monitor and oversee care,” says Ehrenclou. For instance, if an alarm bell goes off while you’re with a hospitalized loved one, you should go get a registered nurse to make sure it’s not just a false alarm.

To read the full interview, click here.

8 09, 2012

Good Day Dallas Interviews Martine Ehrenclou about her new book, The Take-Charge Patient

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8 09, 2012

The Take-Charge Patient on RN FM Radio hosted by Keith Carlson and Kevin Ross

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Martine Ehrenclou, author of “The Take-Charge Patient” on RN FM Radio hosted by Keith Carlson and Kevin Ross

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12 07, 2012

Taking charge of your medical care–Airtalk Interview with Larry Mantle

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Health care as a team sport? That’s how it should be, says patient advocate Martine Ehrenclou.

Your doctors are part of the team that keeps you healthy, and to play the game effectively you need expert coaching – which you’ll find in Ehrenclou’s new book, “The Take-Charge Patient.” Taking charge of your medical care means being your own patient advocate: finding the right doctors and communicating with them effectively, knowing the ropes on how to navigate your insurance policy, find more affordable care, and prevent medication mistakes.

Being skilled — or at least informed – in these areas turns you from a medical victim to a “take-charge patient.”

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7 07, 2012

San Diego 6 TV Interviews Author Martine Ehrenclou about The Take-Charge Patient

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4 06, 2012

Norm Goldman Interviews Martine Ehrenclou

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Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest Martine Ehrenclou author of The Take-Charge Patient: How You Can Get the Best Medical Care.

Good day Martine and thanks for participating in our interview.

It’s nice to talk with you, Norm

Please tell our readers a little bit about your personal and professional background.

I am an award-winning author, patient advocate and speaker. My first book, the Critical Conditions: The Essential Hospital Guide To Get Your Loved One Out Alive received 15 book awards. My newest health book, The Take-Charge Patient empowers readers to become proactive and effective participants in their own health care.
Ironically, six months into my research and over 200 interviews of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, health psychologists and patients for The Take-Charge Patient, I developed debilitating, chronic pain that lasted sixteen months. I used every strategy in my new book. I went from an advocate for others to an advocate for myself, and became my own take-charge patient. After eleven doctors failed to diagnose me correctly, my research led me to the surgeon who diagnosed me and cured me. I am now pain free.
I regularly publish articles on the topics of patient empowerment, patient advocacy, patient safety, the collaborative relationship between patients and medical professionals, successful communication in medical encounters, and other health/medical related issues. I have been interviewed on national TV, radio, newspapers and magazines, including NBC Nightly News, ABC News, KCAL 9 News, MORE Magazine, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Los Angeles Times Magazine and many more. I lecture at universities, hospitals, and health organizations and libraries, and write a blog and newsletter.
I have a master’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine University. Prior to becoming a health writer and patient advocate, I was a journalist, ghostwriter and public relations professional. I created and ran a writing program for at-risk teenagers. My personal experience with loved ones with extended hospitalizations changed my career path in 2001.

29 05, 2012

Interview with Martine Ehrenclou on KCAL 9 News about The Take-Charge Patient

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29 05, 2012

NBC Nightly News interview of author, Martine Ehrenclou about her book, The Take Charge Patient

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