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The Essential Hospital Handbook: How to Be an Effective Partner in a Loved One's Care
     

The Essential Hospital Handbook: How to Be an Effective Partner in a Loved One's Care

by Patrick Conlon
 

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This valuable book is the first to assist the families and friends of adult patients to navigate the unfamiliar and intimidating territory of the hospital. It spells out how a family can form a partnership with medical providers to ensure the best patient care possible.

Special features:

Simple steps for family caregivers who are dealing with unfamiliar

Overview

This valuable book is the first to assist the families and friends of adult patients to navigate the unfamiliar and intimidating territory of the hospital. It spells out how a family can form a partnership with medical providers to ensure the best patient care possible.

Special features:

Simple steps for family caregivers who are dealing with unfamiliar hospital routines and protocols

Tools to help organize information and share it with hospital professionals

An easy-to-use caregiver's chart and journal

Sidebars with interesting tips and facts: Why do some British doctors take off their ties? How is a person's age related to the risk of infection?

Handy tear-out checklists to take to a surgery consultation, plan discharge from the hospital, make a complaint, and help with other important meetings and activities

Glossaries of hospital jargon-terms, abbreviations, euphemisms, acronyms

Accessible and practical information for families to ensure the best care for a loved one

Editorial Reviews

Thomas E. Stewart

"This should be mandatory reading for both healthcare professionals and patients' families. We often forget how a patient's loved ones are an important component of healthcare delivery. In the current unbalanced healthcare system, we cannot afford to neglect the key insights provided by this invaluable resource."—Thomas E. Stewart, MD, FRCPC, University of Toronto; Physician-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Hospital; and Associate Physician-in-Chief, University Health Network

Mary Ferguson-Paré

The Essential Hospital Handbook will help to demystify the hospital experience for families and help them to manage their choices about care and treatment options.”—Mary Ferguson-Paré, RN, PhD, CHE, Vice President, Professional Affairs & Chief Nurse Executive, University Health Network

Jona Raasch

“I will use and recommend Patrick Conlon's wonderful book. Patrick helped his loved one on the journey toward health, and now paves the way for a smoother journey for all patients.”—Jona Raasch, President, The Governance Institute

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300145762
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/21/2009
Series:
Yale University Press Health & Wellness
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Conlon is an award-winning journalist, author, broadcaster, and public advocate for family-inclusive hospital care. He lives in Toronto.

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