Having a nurse patient advocate is like having a personal nurse and case manager in one. Navigating the health care system is tiresome, even for experienced professionals. In times of illness you should be focused on healing. A patient advocate can give you peace of mind knowing that you can trust that you are in good hands. An acute or chronic illness can leave one feeling overwhelmed, helpless, lost, fearful amongst many other feelings. As a nurse patient advocate, I work for you. I can be by your side to ask your doctors and other caregivers the right questions. It’s like having a spokesperson for your health.