Beth Cavenaugh

Beth is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care nurse with a rich experience in caring for patients at the end of their life. She hopes to demystify death and dying so that more people will walk toward this powerful life event rather than run away from it. She wants everyone to exit this world knowing their wishes will be respected, they will be taken care of, and they will be comfortable in the final stage of their beautiful life.

How to be a Patient Advocate

The following is a guest blog written by Beth Cavenaugh, the author of Some Light at the End. Beth is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care nurse with a rich experience in caring for patients at the end of their life. We are grateful to have her wisdom shared here. 


My friend *Susie had a kidney transplant recently, and when I took her to one of her follow up appointments, I was reminded of how important it is to have the tools to be an advocate for your loved one. I am going to give you some insider tips on how to get the answers you need, how to make the system move a little quicker, and how to get better overall care for your loved one.