[NFBMO] Advocacy in the Hospital?

Gary Wunder GWunder at earthlink.net
Thu May 2 14:47:09 UTC 2019

He should have a patient advocate he can call who is employed by the
hospital. If they don't listen, offer to help him on our behalf, and let's
get involved organizationally.

-----Original Message-----
From: NFBMO [mailto:nfbmo-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Coccovizzo,Linda
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:02 AM
To: NFB of Missouri Mailing List (nfbmo at nfbnet.org)
Cc: Coccovizzo,Linda A
Subject: [NFBMO] Advocacy in the Hospital?

Hello all. I have a good friend who is in the hospital at St. Vincent DePaul
right now, trying to recover from surgery. He has expressed the desire to
get out of bed on his own and sit up in a chair. He has tried, but they set
up an alarm to alert the nurses if he does. They told him that the reason
why is because he is blind, and he cannot get out of bed unless he calls for
help. I wanted to reach out and see if anyone had any ideas on the best
direction he should turn so that he can advocate for himself. He is very
frustrated with the situation as it stands, but he feels that he is not
currently being listened to. Thanks all for anything you might have to offer

Linda Coccovizzo
Seasonal Project Coordinator
Metropolitan Community College
Office: 816-604-1442
3200 Broadway, Kansas City, MO
linda.coccovizzo at mcckc.edu<mailto:linda.coccovizzo at mcckc.edu>

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