Shine Lecture Resources




Annas GJ, Healey JM The Patient Rights Advocate: Redefining the Doctor-Patient Relationship in the Hospital Context (PDF)

Annas GJ The Last Resort- The Use of Physical Restraints in Medical Emergencies, NEJM Oct 1999 (PDF)

Annas GJ The Rights of Patients ACLU Handbook

Institute of Medicine To Err is Human-Building a Safer Health System

Wiegman et al Understanding the “Swiss Cheese Model” and its Application to Patient Safety



Patient Navigation Studies and Reviews


Impact of a Cancer Screening Program on Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis in a Medically Underserved Urban Community Oluwole, Soji F MD, FACS et al Journal of the American College of Surgeons 196(2):p 180-188, February 2003. | DOI: 10.1016/S1072-7515(02)01765-9

History and Principles of Patient Navigation

The role of patient navigators in eliminating health disparities

Factors Influencing the Implementation of Patient Navigation Programs for Adults with Complex Needs:  A Scoping Review of the Literature Kristina M Kokorelias et al. Health Serv Insights. 2021 Jul 17;14:11786329211033267

Patient Navigators facilitating access to primary care: a scoping review Annette Peart et al. BMJ Open 2018;8:e019252.

Patient navigators for people with chronic disease: A systematic review

Efficacy of Patient Navigation in Cancer Treatment: A Systematic Review C.E. Jojola, MA et al.




Patient Navigator and Chronic Disease Prevention Act

Affordable Care Act

American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer: Standards and Resources

Code of Ethics for Patient and Health Care Advocates 20220607 COE Published-compressed (1)

Healthpair- BU undergraduate student venture to pair students with medical advocates


Independent Advocacy Organizations/Directories


Coalition of Health Care Advocacy Organizations (CHCAO)

National Association of Healthcare Advocacy (NAHAC)

Massachusetts Health Care Advocates (MAHCA)

Health AdvocateX

Patient Advocate Certification Board (PACB)

Greater National Advocates (GNA)


National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF)

Pulse Center for Patient Safety and Advocacy


Other Patient Safety Organizations


Leapfrog Group

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation