ac•tiv•ism: the policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change

Some time ago, a question was posed to me and several people who had lost family members to various types of medical harm: “What do you prefer to be called – Patient Advocates or Patient Activists?”  My immediate response was that I am an Advocate. I am a Survivor who cares for patients, educates and supports them through awareness. I really did not think of myself as an Activist. I hate politics and somewhere my brain connected those two terms together in a negative way.  But the more I pondered the question;

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