Claire Snyman is an author, speaker, blogger and advocate for patient and healthcare collaboration. She is passionate about inspiring people to put their health in their own hands. Since being diagnosed in 2010 with a non-malignant brain tumor and brain surgery in 2012, she realized the importance of partnering with her health care team and becoming her body’s own advocate. In her quest for collaboration between patients and health care teams, she co-authored a collaborative study between patients and neurosurgeons at Johns Hopkins University.
She also developed a TEAM Approach for Empowering patients© – all with the end goal of achieving better patient outcomes. Claire spoke at TEDxStanleyPark 2018 on the topic of putting your health in your own hands, is a TEDMED Frontline Scholar and a member of the Canadian Medical Association’s Patient Voice. She continues to look for ways to increase communication and collaboration between patients and the health care system and improve the patient experience.