I am an author, speaker, blogger and advocate for patient and healthcare collaboration. I am passionate about inspiring people to put their health in their own hands. Since being diagnosed in 2010 with a non-malignant brain tumor and brain surgery in 2012, I realized the importance of partnering with my healthcare team and being my body’s own advocate. In my quest for collaboration between patients and healthcare teams, I co-authored a collaborative study between patients and neurosurgeons at Johns Hopkins University. I have developed a TEAM Approach for Empowering patients© – with the end goal of achieving better patient outcomes. I have spoken at TEDxStanleyPark 2018 about putting your health in your own hands, I am a TEDMED Frontline Scholar and a member of the Canadian Medical Association’s Patient Voice. I am always looking for ways to increase communication and collaboration between patients and the healthcare system and improve the patient experience.
West Vancouver, 02
Claire is an inspiration to me and has helped so many people acquire the necessary skills be a self-advocate, take their health seriously and in their own hands. Her TEAM approach is transformational. I attended her TED talk this year and she was nothing short of amazing and lit up the stage with her beautiful, reassuring presence.
I have worked in Health for over 40 years, now I offer practices marketing solutions, I felt a connection.In 1978 patients didn't dare to speak up about their diagnosis, or even worse contemplate the Doctor might be wrong. I watched Claires Ted talk and thought, this is the new wave of patient we need, the self empowered patient taking ownership,
I’m a Patient Leader