The Urology Patient Services Committee recently held its 90th quarterly meeting.
The Committee was started by Dr. Peter Carroll in 1998 for the purpose of providing the best possible service to patients. He felt then, as he does now, that fully incorporating the “patient perspective” was an important part of achieving this goal.
Stan Rosenfeld, a patient in Uro-Oncology with extensive QI experience, has chaired the committee over the course of the last 22 years and, together with other dedicated patients and staff, has been responsible for developing patient materials, launching the Prostate and Sexuality workshop, organizing urology conferences, and more.
As a reminder, a large part of the Advocates’ work is directed towards helping patients get through their cancer diagnosis with a minimum of distress.
Recently the Committee has been very busy moving informative documents the group has created for patients over to the Marketing website to reach more people. (A big thanks to those Advocate members who have been involved in updating and editing these documents as they move over to the new website!) And thank you to Dr. Matthew Cooperberg who has been shepherding the current effort.
The work of this committee has been invaluable and has provided patients with important resources and support to help them better manage their diagnosis and treatment.
For more information about the Committee see https://urology.ucsf.edu/patient-care/cancer/patient-advocates-page#.YoPdG1TMKUk and https://urology.ucsf.edu/news/all/201606/patient-advocates-offer-help-and-hope#.YoPdMFTMKUk