Life after the Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers

Life after the Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers

by Steven Pantilat

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Life after the Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers by Steven Pantilat

A renowned expert in palliative care, who is featured in the Netflix documentary, End Game, Dr. Pantilat delivers a compassionate and sensitive guide to living well with serious illness.

In Life After the Diagnosis, Dr. Steven Z. Pantilat, a renowned international expert in palliative care demystifies the medical system for patients and their families. He makes sense of what doctors say, what they actually mean, and how to get the best information to help make the best medical decisions. Dr. Pantilat covers everything from the first steps after the diagnosis and finding the right caregiving and support, to planning your future so your loved ones don't have to. He offers advice on how to tackle the most difficult treatment decisions and discussions and shows readers how to choose treatments that help more than they hurt, stay consistent with their values and personal goals, and live as well as possible for as long as possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738219387
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 792,981
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Steven Z. Pantilat, MD, is a physician and distinguished professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

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