Advocacy: Your true calling

By John D. Kelly IV, MD

Get involved—for your patients and yourselves

“Act or be acted upon.” These words by Stephen R. Covey capture the essence of the need for advocacy. When we resign ourselves to the ‘status quo,’ we relinquish control of our lives, our destinies, and the welfare of our patients. We submit to those less informed or capable. When we watch from the sidelines, we forfeit responsibility and transfer power and influence into the hands of those who may act with less-than-pure intentions.

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