Make an impact in the lives of others
Medical error and unexpected outcomes affect tens of thousands of Massachusetts patients and their loved ones each year but there are few services in place to support them in the aftermath of an adverse event. The Betsy Lehman Center is forming a Patient and Family Peer Support Network to fill that void. The network will provide an opportunity for people to talk to others who have been there. The Center will select and train volunteers to serve as peer supporters so they can help other patients and family members in the aftermath of these difficult medical events.