Coffee and Conversation: Advocating for Yourself When in the Hospital

06/16/2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Being in the hospital can be overwhelming and frightening. Doctors and nurses waking you at all hours to check your vitals, tests that you weren’t expecting, followed by long periods of no interaction with hospital staff that leaves you wondering if anyone is taking care of you. Representatives from Virginia Hospital Center will help you understand what to expect when you go into the hospital. They will focus on what to bring with you; the roles of the aids, nurses and hospitalists who will be overseeing your care; and how to advocate for yourself while in the hospital and when you are recovering at home.

Arlington Neighborhood Village is now hosting our Wednesday Coffee and Conversation online, using Zoom, and you are invited to join us.

To join the conversation, click the link below and follow the directions:
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Coffee and Conversation begins at 10 am, but the Zoom link can be opened starting at 9:30. Please join the call a few minutes early so that we can begin on time.

You also have the option to dial in by phone to participate without video. For that, dial: 929-205-6099. The meeting ID is 889 4857 7106. Passcode: 872327.