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Advocating in Everyday Situations

March 20, 2013

As a caregiver, you may find yourself in the position of advocating for your loved one in many everyday situations - at the supermarket, the doctor's office, with friends, and more. This webinar will discuss how to approach these situations, how to best support your loved one in advocating for themselves when appropriate, and what to do when you just can’t get the message through.

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Presenter Information

Allyson Rupp, LCSW

Allyson Rupp, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Vera M. Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Diseases

Allyson Rupp, LCSW, is the licensed clinical social worker for the adult PH service at Stanford hospital and clinics in Northern California. She supports patients and families through the diagnosis and education of PH and its treatments, finds resources to assist patients through crisis, and focuses on developing the tools and resources to adjust to a PH diagnosis. She facilitates the monthly PH support group for patients and their support persons as well as PHA's monthly Caregivers Telephone Support Group, and has been actively involved in presenting and leading support groups for the PHA’s conferences for several years.

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