Nothing about Me Without Me: A Practical Guide for Avoiding Medical Errors

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Nothing About Me, Without Me is a riveting and informative self-help manual that can be referred to over and over again. Everyday we are bombarded with news of disastrous medical errors. Often, these errors could have been avoided by effective medical professional process. Medical professionals are working hard to understand and prevent errors; but, we, as consumers of medical care, have a responsibility to ourselves and our loved ones to understand the medical system. We have a responsibility to do what we can ...
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Overview


Nothing About Me, Without Me is a riveting and informative self-help manual that can be referred to over and over again. Everyday we are bombarded with news of disastrous medical errors. Often, these errors could have been avoided by effective medical professional process. Medical professionals are working hard to understand and prevent errors; but, we, as consumers of medical care, have a responsibility to ourselves and our loved ones to understand the medical system. We have a responsibility to do what we can to avoid errors, confusion or neglect regarding our own medical needs. Nothing About Me, Without Me addresses this need with an easy to understand approach to our everyday medical care experiences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412005302
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/30/2003
  • Pages: 142

Meet the Author

Melinda Ashton, M.D., F.A.A. P., is a Board Certified Pediatrician. She has practiced Pediatrics for more than 18 years, and appreciates the special bond that can develop between a patient and his or her physician. Melinda also spent five years as the Medial Director of a health plan, and in that role began to experience the frustration of growing awareness that medical care is not always as good as it should be. As a daughter, sister, wife and mother, she has tried to assure the best health care for her loved ones and would like to share some of her knowledge with you in Nothing About Me, Without Me

Linda Richards is a Registered Nurse with many years of experience in the healthcare field. She holds a Masters degree in Healthcare Management and a national certification in healthcare quality (CPHQ - Certified Professional of Healthcare Quality). Linda has experienced healthcare from the inside out as a nurse, a healthcare administrator, the mother of four children and a concerned community member. She has also been a patient in a variety of healthcare situations. Linda and Melinda share a passionate desire to facilitate performance improvement in healthcare.

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