August 2016 #RheumChat Recap: Becoming an Empowered Patient

/August 2016 #RheumChat Recap: Becoming an Empowered Patient
  • #RheumChat Twitter chat recap

Our August #RheumChat was co-hosted by patient advocate Kirsten Schultz (@Kirstie_Schultz). The topic of our chat was becoming an empowered patient.

Here are a few of the questions that were covered. See the full recap below.

Q1: Why is self-advocacy and being an empowered patient important?
Q2: Connection can be a spark to self-advocacy. What are some benefits of finding stories and interacting with other patients?
Q3: Have you ever joined an online support group? Why or why not?
Q4: What are some of the hurdles and barriers in advocating for yourself and others in the healthcare system?
Q5: What skills and tools do you need to be an effective advocate for yourself or your loved ones in the healthcare system?
Q6: How can patients help raise awareness about rheumatic disease?

Join us for monthly #RheumChats

We will continue to host a #RheumChat on the third Thursday of every month with a different topic and co-host. Be sure to check the #RheumChat page and our social media channels for future topics, co-hosts, and questions!

If you have topic ideas for future Twitter chats, or you are interested in co-hosting a chat, please contact Bonny Senkbeil at

2016-10-21T14:10:21+00:00 August 22, 2016|Events, Living with RA|