When a Loved One Falls Ill
Workman Publishing Company, Incorporated, Apr 28, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 252 pages
The much-needed book for anyone with a loved one facing a serious illness. It is the book that s a bible for how to make the potentially life-or-death decisions that every medical advocate, and every patient, must grapple with especially now, as health care becomes ever more complicated. It is the practical blueprint for how to be a successful medical advocate.
When Gerri Monaghan s husband, Brian, then a fifty-nine-year-old lawyer at the top of his game, got the news that all of us dread a diagnosis of brain tumors caused by Stage IV melanoma with a prognosis of three to six months to live she knew that this was a challenge the two of them would fight together. Brian brought his enormous courage, attitude, and reserves of humor, and Gerri, with dogged determination, stood up again and again for what they needed tirelessly researching options, reaching out to friends, family, and anyone who could help, resisting the status quo, and always thinking in terms of we.
Together they tell their story, back and forth, punctuated throughout by Gerri s top 50 tips for how to be an advocate: "#1 Trust your intuition. #6 Create a battle plan. #15 Get copies of records. #26 Make doctors speak in a language that you understand. #33 Don t schedule surgery during the holidays. #49 Remember, this is not a dress rehearsal."
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Review: When a Loved One Falls Ill: How to Be an Effective Patient AdvocateUser Review - Tanya - Goodreads
As my parents are aging and their health declining I found this book to have some great advice and tips for me to make sure I am their and can help my parents. Read full review
Review: When a Loved One Falls Ill: How to Be an Effective Patient AdvocateUser Review - Sharron - Goodreads
* I won this book in a goodreads giveaway. The problems with this book are laid out in the very beginning. The minor problem is that it's just common sense. The issue that makes this impractical is ... Read full review
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