Hospital Battlefield: A Field Manual for Survival

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AuthorHouse, Aug 29, 2005 - Medical - 228 pages
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One goal of this book is to take complex issues and present them in simple terms and to that end we have included editorial cartoons. Nothing seems to simplify life in a few strokes of a pen and one succinct line as they do. Every discussion needs humor and we hope you enjoy them. We certainly enjoyed choosing them. The clinical tales of interactions are slices from our professional lives and are important illustrations of the core beliefs of the book, the absolute necessity for patients and families to have meaningful, knowledgeable interactions with those who care for them. Our fifteen readers acted as a first semester class in Hospitalization 101 and their questions, criticisms, and suggestions served to keep us on target. This is our personal view of hospital health care with its strengths and weaknesses.

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Lynne Golonka graduated from the College of St. Rose; Syracuse University, and the State University of New York with a Doctorate in Counseling. She is a Registered Nurse, trained in Mediation, certified as a Legal Nurse Consultant and licensed in Counseling. Her work history includes Staff Nurse at Veteran’s Administration Hospitals; Mediator at Alternate Dispute Resolution Centers; Associate Professor of Nursing at Russell Sage College, Troy, New York; Therapist at the Consultation Center of the Albany Catholic Diocese; Dean of Russell Sage College.


Joseph Golonka graduated from the University of Notre Dame and the State University of New York, College of Medicine in Syracuse with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. His work history includes Research Fellow, the U.S. Public Health Service; Private Practice in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology; Clinical Physician at the Capital District Psychiatric Center; Clinical Professor at Albany Medical College; Associate Chief of Medicine at St. Peter’s Hospital; Medical Director at Well Choice (Blue Cross).


Joseph and Lynne have been married for 45 years, and have six children and 19



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