78. Sandrine Etienne: How to Navigate Healthcare with Ease

Happiness through Hardship

Feb 16 2022 • 40 mins

A new diagnosis can bring many unanswered questions. Navigating symptoms, treatments and costs are only the beginning. Trying to research on your own can leave you feeling even worse. Good news - you don’t have to wrestle with this alone. On this week's episode of “Happiness Through Hardship” - The Podcast, social worker, writer and podcast host, Sandrine Etienne, LMSW, shares tons of ideas on how to manage healthcare and various hardships with better ease. Sandrine has a passion for helping others and has committed her career to guiding those facing illness. In addition to her company, "Misguided Notions", she's also the co-creator of the “Caretalkers” podcast. There's so much misinformation in the world, dive into today’s episode so that you can be better informed and navigate hardships in healthcare with more ease. SHOW NOTES 4:02 - Sandrine's story on how she became a healthcare social worker 9:57 - Advice on navigating the healthcare system after a diagnosis 11:23 - The importance of finding someone and/or asking for help 14:19 - Write! Write questions beforehand and write notes during appointments 19:35 - Tips on how to get a better understanding of your insurance 21:47 - Talking medications and insight from pharmacists 23:53 - Sandrine describes her role in helping others 26:53 - Finding someone to relate to can bring joy during an illness 28:53 - Caryn discloses how she rekindled a friendship after diagnosis 30:05 - Sandrine and Caryn play the Grateful Game. Sandrine's work: https://missguidednotions.com CancerCare: https://www.cancercare.org/ Other Relevant Podcast Episodes Ep. 70 - How to Ask for Help: https://prettywellness.com/ask-for-help/ Ep. 10 - A Health & Patient Advocate: Finding Her Voice through Endometriosis: https://prettywellness.com/endometriosis/ CONNECT with Sandrine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/missguidednotions/?hl=e Podcast: https://morebananaproductions.com/caretalkers/ Podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caretalkerspod/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandrineetiennelmsw/ CONNECT with us www.PrettyWellness.com/podcast - for more information on the podcast episodes 
www.PrettyWellness.com/cancer-resources - easily accessible cancer information Our Social Media:
 www.Instagram.com/prettywellness www.Facebook.com/PrettyWellness www.Twitter.com/PrettyWellness To Buy the Book:
 Happiness through Hardship - The Book: amzn.to/39PAjuT To Donate a Book to a Cancer Center:
 PrettyWellness.com/book or PrettyWellness.com/donate-a-book

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