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A Last Stand
     

A Last Stand

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by David James
 
The reality of the words

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The reality of the words

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ISBN-13:
9781413460735
Publisher:
Xlibris Corporation
Publication date:
12/10/2004
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

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A Last Stand 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have had the pleasure of reading this book which intermingles the story of a patient's desire for a healthcare intervention and the politics of healthcare. While somewhat unsettling because of the details it reveals about organizations that we hold in high esteem it does raise a strong question about the true nature of healthcare investigations. In a time when the insurance industry has been pushing for cookbook standards of treatment and patient options to healthcare services will be further limited this book raises serious questions about the sources of these overall recommendations. Patients need to become informed consumers of healthcare options and also need to recognize that our politicans are crucial players in the evolution of this system. Anyone involved in healthcare lobbying should read this book and send one to your local congressman or local legislators. They need to be aware of the frustration that accompanies living with a chronic illness and the limitations of the many options available to patients. Certainly our government should not be in the business of limiting the choices we make in our own healthcare. The story described in this book has been played out in many different scenarios and the patient with the illness is often deprived the best individualized treatment plan. Medicine has no room for one size fits all treatment plans. Physicians need to have unbridled access to healthcare discussions that are not limited by the power of lobbying groups and special interest organizations.In this manner the treatment choices available to patients can move forward with the ultimate goal of 'above all creating no harm.' A must read for all physicians and healthcare professionals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Memorable, inspiring and most of all direct! This book give real accounts of people fighting for their lives and real answers to questions many of us have about this alternative cancer treatment. The book is well documented and an easy read. It is informative yet I felt like I was in a theater watching it from a third person perspective. It reads like a work of fiction.