Robert Hawke

Robert Hawke is an actor, author and patient advocate. He has performed for physicians, nurses, medical students, cancer survivors and their families.Rob has Created / Profile Updated the presentation Adventures In Patient Centred Care which has been performed at The University of Toronto and Ryerson University. He stars in and co-wrote “Norm Vs Cancer: A Terminally Funny One Man Show”, where he makes 14 characters come alive on stage.  He has shared in a Canadian Comedy Award and is a Gemini Award Nominated Writer....more

Do You Need a Patient Advocate?

It seems as if not a day goes by that we don't hear about another medical horror story. With the health care system being in various degrees of disrepair, it is even more important for patients to get the support they need to navigate complex diagnoses and treatment. Even if you are a savvy patient, when you are ill, you are at your most vulnerable. A medical maze that was already overwhelming is exponentially more frightening and confusing. ...more
ild1227  Great post and a number of pressing issues that truly need to be addressed.  Awareness ...more