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Karen J. Hardie, R.N., R.R.P., B.C.P.A.

With over 30 years of experience as an RN, I have developed a keen understanding of the nuances that come with navigating Canada’s complex healthcare system. As a Board-Certified Patient Advocate and Case Manager, I have worked with many medical professionals and have first-hand experience dealing with a range of life-threatening medical situations.

When I started my own case management business over 30 years ago, I was hired by lawyers across Ontario to perform Catastrophic Case Management Services which included work surrounding patient advocacy for those catastrophically injured in motor vehicle accidents.

To grow my business, I joined several patient health associations to broaden my medical network. Today, this multidisciplinary network of professionals has become a powerful resource for which I turn to when looking for innovative ways to better support my clients with increasingly challenging diagnoses.

As a Life Care Planner and Registered Rehab Professional, I have gained many years of experience developing plans of care utilizing a consistent and scientific approach. These plans of care assist with determining the medical needs of a person with an illness while projecting the costs and frequency of the recommended goods and services over his/her lifetime. This is completed while simultaneously juggling the unique emotional needs required by each patient and their families. As a CHAI Advocate, I can apply these skills in order to help more patients and families feel supported and empowered to make their own educated medical decisions.

While patient advocacy is my passion, I also enjoy walking my two pups along the lake trail, mountain biking, sailing, golfing, gardening or enjoying the company of my family and friends.

Water, wildlife and the well-being of others is extremely important to me.

Ontario Patient Advocates