Confessions of a Professional Hospital Patient: How To Survive A Hospital Stay and Escape With Your Life, Dignity, and Sense of Humor [NOOK Book]

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BIFONT SIZE=3P ALIGN="JUSTIFY"Confessions of a Professional Hospital Patient /Bis a humorous first person account of Ihow to survive a hospital stay and escape with your life, dignity and sense of humor.
P ALIGN="JUSTIFY"The book, written with the insight worthy of a physician but from a patient's perspective, relates the TRUE goings on in hospitals and medical care today. Through Mr. Weiss' sharing of his most intimate, embarrassing and funny experiences, the book takes you ...
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Confessions of a Professional Hospital Patient: How To Survive A Hospital Stay and Escape With Your Life, Dignity, and Sense of Humor

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Overview

BIFONT SIZE=3P ALIGN="JUSTIFY"Confessions of a Professional Hospital Patient /Bis a humorous first person account of Ihow to survive a hospital stay and escape with your life, dignity and sense of humor.
P ALIGN="JUSTIFY"The book, written with the insight worthy of a physician but from a patient's perspective, relates the TRUE goings on in hospitals and medical care today. Through Mr. Weiss' sharing of his most intimate, embarrassing and funny experiences, the book takes you through chapter upon chapter of useful nuggets of information on such important topics as preparing for the hospital stay, coping with nurses in the middle of the night, communicating with doctors, getting treated in the emergency room, creating privacy and dignity in the often demeaning hospital setting, dealing with the pain and setbacks associated with recuperation/rehabilitation and pursuing payment/reimbursement from bureaucratic managed care companies.
P ALIGN="JUSTIFY"In addition to the book being a very useful source of practical information for prospective hospital patients and their families, it is unique in its blend of humor and candor in addressing a delicate and uncomfortable topic. As a bonus, Mr. Weiss' personal story is truly inspiring and the manner in which he conveys his experiences is entertaining, funny and poignant. /FONT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759604728
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 7/1/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 1,244,499
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2002

    Confessions that benefit everyone

    For most of us, it takes little more than the mention of the phrase, 'hospital stay,' to set off a chain reaction of fear, anxiety and helplessness. Michael A. Weiss offers a perfect 'how-to' survival guide cleverly disguised as a funny and often poignant memoir of a most amazing and inspiring battle against chronic illness and pain. Drawing from personal experience, Mr. Weiss prepares the reader for virtually every situation that a patient will encounter during a hospital stay. 'Confessions of a Professional Hospital Patient,' should be required reading not only for soon-to-be-patients, but for the medical professionals in whom they are about to place their trust.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2001

    Funny, Informative and Comforting

    I've had Colitis for years and have spent way too much time in hospitals and doctors' offices. I'm always looking for a different 'spin' on things to help me make sense of it all. I took a chance with this book and this was by far the most accurate and comforting depiction of the difficulties associated with being chronically ill. The book is so personal to Mr. Weiss yet he 'nails' the experience, feelings, funny stories, etc. I give him a lot of credit for developing his coping skills and I'm even more amazed that he choose to share them with the world!!! The book is also hysterical at times!!! What more could you want? I really enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2001

    Funny, Useful and Comforting!

    This book is written loosely as a 'guide' type of book yet it is extremely amusing and entertaining! Who would have thought that somebody could communicate such a subject matter and difficult experiences in such a funny and comforting way? This is the reason I recommend this great reading experience not only to the patients (which I am a not) but also to their close friends and families (of which I am).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2001

    The title says it all...

    This is truly a funny yet very informative book about hospitals, and the medical community surrounding it. Having had many experiences with hospitalizations, i now know what to buy for someone who is planning on a medical procedure; then again it's appropriate for anyone- since everyone knows someone who has or will be hospitalized.

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