"Today I worked with a patient who needed me to be by her side for a complicated MRI at the hospital. As an End of Life Doula, I help wherever the patient needs me. There were so many instances today that could have gone wrong, that would have gone wrong in our six hour visit if I was not with her. Having six months of life ahead of her, she is not in good shape. There were a few moments where I felt if I was not by her side, she would have been dismissed with ease. Thank you Ilene for your advocacy training. Although I felt I knew a lot, there were many things you taught me that came to the top of my mind today, important things. I am grateful to have taken the class and even more grateful to have learned the additional knowledge that assisted me in my six hour journey with her today.
Many thanks!"

Susan Capurso - East End Doula Care

Now offering presentations on the TakeCHARGE Campaign

Patient Safety Advocate and Consultant

President and Founder of Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy,  Long Island's only patient safety and advocacy organization focused on improving patient outcomes and sharing patient safety information through advocacy, education and support.

Author of "Teaching Patient Safety, An Educator's Guide"

Publication:  The Patient's Role in Patient Safety

"It was an honor to team up with my colleagues from Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy for this important peer reviewed journal"

                                                                                               Ilene Corina

Why is My Work Different?

All training has been developed in collaboration with local, national and world leaders in patient safety, and is continually updated.  I use the true stories of patients, their families, and those who work in the healthcare system to engage and motivate the audience.  With thousands of hours at the bedside helping patients and their family, I use personal experiences as a way of developing educational tools.  My work as an advocate for vulnerable populations such as people who have various disabilities, people who are transgender and people with limited English has given me insight to problems often not recognized by the healthcare system.  Patient safety happens at the bedside, not in the board room.  We need to be closer to the patient to get it right.   Patient safety education can even be fun and interactive!

I focus on health literacy / communication and specializing in patient and family engagement for truly patient centered care.  Patient safety can be about celebrating the partnership.

Ilene Corina, BCPA

Book Clubs

Purchase this book and I will come through Zoom and discuss what you read with your members!!

Ilene Corina

   Author, Family Centered Patient 

​Advocacy A Training Manual

  Contributing Author to           Elsevier’s Patient Safety in Obstetrics and Gynecology Journal

                Author, Teaching Patient Safety,            An Educator's Guide

Looking for a Speaker?  Try Patient Safety!

Author, Rants of a Patient Safety Advocate, Stories from the Bedside

​Patient safety education could be fun and interactive!

What does "making meatloaf" have to do with patient care?

What does going to the post office have to do with health literacy?

Do you know the difference between a patient advocate and the person you choose to put on your healthcare proxy form?

Is it privacy, or is it HIPAA?

These are just some of the topics addressed in Ilene's interactive Patient Safety programs through Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy.

Teaching Patient Safety Since  1996

Teaching Patient Safety Advocacy since 2006

Patients and families learn to be "Respectful but Assertive" and part of the team!