Ending Client Relationships

CE Webinar - Ending Client Relationships

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 

3 - 4 pm ET, 2 - 3 pm CT, Noon - 1 pm PT

CE Information: Approved for 1 BCPA CE Ethics Credit

About the Webinar:

In this session, we will identify and discuss how to identify a toxic client relationship and how to safely end it. This panel will discuss understanding the toxic situation by identifying the toxic environment and the impact this has on the advocate and organization. By the end of this webinar, participants will learn how to:

  1. Identify a toxic client relationship and discuss how the toxic situation affected relationships and morale.
  2. Explain the consequences of productivity, mental health and organizational culture.
  3. Describe any methods, forums or meetings used to create open communication.
  4. Discuss termination methods.
  5. Discuss the importance of taking time out to reflect and analyze where the break in communication happened.
  6. Emphasize the importance of ongoing communication, support and monitoring.
  7. Share best practices and tips to implement for preventing toxic situations in the future.

Register Here:

Please note:  Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email which will not include the zoom link. The zoom link for the event will be emailed the morning of the webinar.

About the Speakers

Teri Frykenberg, RN

Teri, an RN with 36 years of critical care experience, is a pioneer in the emerging field of professional patient advocacy, as well as an Amazon Best-Selling Author, newspaper columnist and speaker.

With a lifelong passion to keep the patient at the center of the nursing care model, Teri establish NShore Patient Advocates in 2011, one of the first professional patient advocate organizations in Chicagoland, and now the largest. With critical care, cardiovascular and home-based nursing experience, Teri has collaborated with physicians and ancillary health care team members at some of the country’s premier hospitals. She believes in the benefits of improved communication between patients and providers and is committed to helping patients navigate acute illnesses and reducing medical error.

Teri has been awarded numerous times from local civic and business organizations for her dedication to social causes and her business success.

Myra Katz

Myra Katz is a Board Certified Patient Advocate, and the owner of Katz Patient Advocate Inc. Myra trained as a Physician Assistant at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Allied Health Care and worked for many years as a hospitalist and at a community hospital in the Hematology/Oncology Department, practicing in both the out-patient and in-patient setting. It was there that she developed her passion for advocating for her patients, and in educating them in how to navigate the unfriendly health care system. In addition to Katz Patient Advocate, Myra is involved with Gilchrist Hospice Services as a death doula and a speaker on subjects including Advance Directives, palliative care, and how to have “The Conversation.”

She has a practice as an independent patient advocate, working mainly with newly diagnosed cancer patients and those with chronic illnesses.

In addition, she has a weekly blog on Linked In and Facebook in which she educates the public on many aspects of healthcare.

Tammy Krack, BCPA

Tammy, a former nurse with over 20 years of experience, transitioned to a business career in Corporate America. After 14 years, her position was eliminated due to a company restructuring. Searching for her next career move, Tammy explored substitute teaching but soon realized her true passion stood elsewhere.

In 2017, Tammy's calling became clear when she helped her brother navigate a challenging medical experience. Even before formally entering patient advocacy, Tammy was the go-to person for family and friends during medical crises.

Tammy is the founder and CEO of Blessed Advocacy, based in Orlando, FL, serving individuals and families nationwide. Our mission is to provide compassionate and dedicated support for those needing medical guidance and advocacy. Whether navigating complex medical situations, making healthcare decisions, or seeking advocacy, we're here to help.

Tammy became a Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA) in 2020, recertifying in 2023. She has been a Florida Notary since 2018 and serves on the Patient, and Family Advisory Council for the UF Cancer Center and the Patient Advisory Council for Orlando Health Hospital. She is a member of GNA, The Care Partner Project, and NAHAC and recently joined the NAHAC Education Committee as a new volunteer member.