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How To Assert Yourself

Bring Support.

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You can take someone to a meeting to help you be assertive (or to be assertive during those moments when you can't be). If you have a telephone conversation, it is easy (and generally inexpensive or free) to patch a third person into a call if he or she can't be on an extension or standing next to you.

If you are talking about a medical meeting, the person to go with you is known as a patient advocate. If you click on the link, you will learn about the role as well as how to choose the person.

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