The good news is that you do not have cancer. The bad news is that you did not need the surgery.
Every year, preventable medical errors cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands. In A Thousand Sparks of Light, nationally known health care expert Lenore Janecek tells her harrowing story to inform and empower patients about this urgent issue.
The book revolves around the jury trial in her suit against the hospital that performed the unnecessary surgery and covered it up, providing actual testimony along with Janecek's thoughts about the proceedings as they occurred.
But that's just part of the story. This book also takes an intimate look inside the emotional life of an extraordinary woman. Remarkably, the chain of e-mails between Janecek and her psychiatrist appear throughout the book, revealing the ongoing real-time conversations that helped her understand that she had suffered PTSD as a child due to abuse and the death of her mother from medical error-and she was now suffering from it again.
Above all else, A Thousand Sparks of Light is an uplifting spiritual journey. A strong warrior for justice and empowerment, Janecek's story is about the spirit of coming together to make our world better for everyone in it.
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About the Author
Lenore Janecek is a nationally known health care expert, with experience in the areas of health care management, public policy, insurance, and retirement benefits, who has advised governors, businesses, and individuals on health care. For six years, she was the TV host and executive producer of Community Health, a monthly live call-in program in Chicago. She is the founder and president of Lenore Janecek & Associates and of the nonprofit health organization Save the Patient (www.savethepatient.org).
The noted author of Health Insurance: A Guide for Artists, Consultants, Entrepreneurs, and Other Self-Employed, Janecek's new book is A Thousand Sparks of Light. In this inspiring memoir, she tells of her harrowing experience uncovering a medical error and its cover-up, providing advice and empowerment regarding how to ensure patient safety.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is one of the best released this year. It gives an insight to healthcare today and some emotional stories.