Not Just a Patient: How to Have a Life when You Have a Life-Threatening Disease

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Not Just a Patient is a handbook for people coping with the challenges of a life-threatening illness. Born out of the author's first-hand experiences, this is a fresh take on how you can get medical care and still have a life as a real person, not just a diagnosis. Individuals with a life-threatening illness, as well as those who care about and for them, will find plenty of practical suggestions in this easy ...
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Overview


Not Just a Patient is a handbook for people coping with the challenges of a life-threatening illness. Born out of the author's first-hand experiences, this is a fresh take on how you can get medical care and still have a life as a real person, not just a diagnosis. Individuals with a life-threatening illness, as well as those who care about and for them, will find plenty of practical suggestions in this easy to read guide:

Getting, using, organizing, and understanding medical information
Coping with life in the hospital and at home
Finding the support you need
Tackling health insurance
Getting food you can eat (and enjoy) in the hospital
Thinking about different paths to healing
Finding free transportation services
Filling in the gaps that are not addressed by the medical system
Remembering and reminding others that you are a whole person
Working effectively with all your providers, whether they are conventional, complementary, or alternative
MAKING DECISIONS THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOU!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781553958604
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/13/2003
  • Pages: 66

Meet the Author



Ellen Fein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has spent more than 20 years working in the mental health field, with much of that time spent as the CEO of a rural mental health center. For several years, she worked as an independent consultant for behavioral health organizations and the National Council of Community Behavioral Health. She has written several professional books and conducted training, consultation, and project management in such areas as board training, CEO recruitment, and organizational development. As a result of her husband's illness and death, and then her own experience with cancer, she now works as a Cancer Coach, with an emphasis on mind-body medicine, supporting individuals living with cancer, and writing and speaking as well. Ellen resides in Montpelier, Vermont with her daughter Becky Goldfinger-Fein and her Tibetan Terrier, Kasha.

To purchase copies in bulk for free distribution to patients, please visit the author's website at notjustapatient.com.

If you are a patient who cannot afford this book, please inquire about the availability of discounted copies at orders@notjustapatient.com.
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