Represented: Patients, Caregivers, and Patient Advocates
Bruce Hanson, MDiv has been a caregiver for almost 44 years. A mid-westerner raised in Central Illinois, he completed a BS in Counseling Psychology and a Master of Divinity and spent 35 years as parish pastor, leading rural churches in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota. During this time, he served as a Volunteer Chaplain for several Illinois and Wisconsin Sheriff Offices, two Illinois State Prisons, and served nineteen years as an Iowa State Patrol. In 2006-2007 with his wife’s onset of renal failure, a subsequent kidney transplant, and a massive hemorrhagic stroke, followed by breast cancer in late 2009, caregiving become full-time. Caregiving, especially in a rural setting, necessitated not only creative financing, but extensive networking especially in the areas of medical care, rehabilitation, and care programming. Within the last two years, his involvement in caregiving has grown tremendously and he is actively involved with the National Patient Advocacy Foundation.
Hanson served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement from April 2013 - April 2016.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures
As of April 25, 2013:
- None reported