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Getting Your Best Health Care: Real-World Stories for Patient Empowerment
– June 1, 2011
An illuminating guidebook for all patients - and those who serve as their advocates - Getting Your Best Health Care parses the complex system of care in America. Through practical examples and real-life strategies it steers us toward a more collegial, more efficient, more patient-focused – and undeniably safer – relationship with the system and professionals within it. This book teaches us how to partner with our doctors and nurses and how to stay safe while in their care. Patients have relied for too long on the doctors’ brilliance and goodness, believing that Doctor knows best. Doctors do know what’s the best medical care, and we know what’s best for us. It’s time for us to step up as partners in our care.
Getting Your Best Health Care is written by working patient advocate Ken Farbstein, President of Patient AdvoCare. “This is a must-read book for patients and physicians. It contains a wealth of information and websites for patient self-advocacy. For physicians this book is about being maximally patient-centered. This is not just a one time read but an excellent reference book to keep on your shelf or in your e-book. I hope this is only the first of many editions.” - Lester J. Hartman, MD, FAAP, Senior Associat e and Director for Quality Improvement and the Medical Home, Westwood/Mansfield Pediat rics, Instructor at Harvard Medical School Part One: During a Health Crisis Chapter 1: Interacting with Your Doctor Chapter 2: Choosing Your Doctor Chapter 3: Choosing Surgery Chapter 4: Choosing Your Hospital and Surgeon Chapter 5: In the Hospital Chapter 6: In the Mental Health World Chapter 7: After an Error Chapter 8: Coping with Grave Illness Part Two: At Home Chapter 9: Living with Chronic Illness Chapter 10: Safe Alternative Medicine Chapter 11: Giving Your Life for Others Chapter 12: Working with a Patient Advocate Chapter 13: Conclusions: Partners in the New Contract Appendix: Favorites from Patient Safety Blog --This text refers to the
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Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: Dorland Healthcare Information; 1 edition (June 1, 2011)
7.8 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
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