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Self-advocacy means working to help yourself or a loved one diagnosed with a brain tumour obtain needed services and to maximize their quality of life.
It is important for brain tumour patients and their networks to be able to speak for themselves and obtain their rights as patients to bring positive change to their lives. Self-advocacy may help individuals to gain access to needed services and treatments.
This means taking the steps necessary to initiate change and achieve a goal, whether that goal is to get information, obtain a service, or change a policy. The following tips lay out our Toolkit for Self-Advocacy:
To be successful with your advocacy, you need to remain focused and be persistent. Whether advocating for access to health care, workplace accommodation, or another issue of importance to you, understanding your issue and developing a plan to self-advocate will be your essential guide.
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