About the Author
Marsha Hurst, PhD, is director of the Health Advocacy master's program at Sarah Lawrence College, where she teaches courses on the history of health care and women's health. She writes and speaks on ethics and advocacy in health care, women's health, and advocacy education. She works with patient advocacy organizations, with individual professional and lay advocates, with policy advocates, and with community-based advocacy programs. She is a cosponsor at Sarah Lawrence of "Writing the Medical Experience" and has been involved in research and program development around the importance of narrative in advocacy.