How to Be a Patient

A Field Guide to the World of Modern Medicine
Product Number: EB00728433
Released: Mar 15, 2019
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062797346
Publisher: Harper Wave
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Description

From registered nurse and public health advocate Sana Goldberg, RN, a timely, accessible, and comprehensive handbook to navigating common medical situations. From the routine to the unexpected, How to Be a Patient is your ultimate guide to better healthcare. Did you know that patients have statistically better outcomes when their surgeon is female? That you can mark-up an informed consent sheet before you sign it, or get second opinions on CTs and MRIs? That there's a blue book for healthcare procedures, or an algorithm to decide between ER, Urgent Care, and waiting-until-Monday? In How to Be a Patient, nurse and public health advocate Sana Goldberg walks readers through the complicated and uncertain medical landscape, illuminating a path to better care. Warm and disarmingly honest, Goldberg's advice is as expert as it is accessible. In the face of an epidemic of brusque, impersonal care she empowers readers with the information and tools to come to good decisions with their providers and sidestep the challenging realities of modern medicine. With sections like When All is Well, When It's An Emergency, When It's Your Person, and When You Have to Stand Up to the Industry, along with appendices to help track family history, avoid pointless medical tests, and choose when and where to undergo a procedure, How to Be a Patient is an invaluable and essential guide for a new generation of patients.

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Author(s): Sana Goldberg
Genre: Self Help, Science
Original Publish Date: Mar 15, 2019

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Author(s): Sana Goldberg
Narrator(s): TBD
Genre: Self Help, Science
Product Number DD42349
Released: Mar 19, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982608057
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Author(s): Sana Goldberg
Narrator(s): TBD
Genre: Self Help, Science
Product Number Z100141200
Released: Mar 19, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062898005

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