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The Resource The essential hospital handbook : how to be an effective partner in a loved one's care, Patrick Conlon

The essential hospital handbook : how to be an effective partner in a loved one's care, Patrick Conlon

Label
The essential hospital handbook : how to be an effective partner in a loved one's care
Title
The essential hospital handbook
Title remainder
how to be an effective partner in a loved one's care
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Conlon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hospitalization is often as dismaying and frightening for family members as it is for the patient. And despite a heartfelt desire to understand what is happening and to comfort a sick or injured loved one, too often relatives and friends feel helpless and marginalized by the hospital system. This valuable book is the first to assist families and friends of adult patients to navigate the unfamiliar and intimidating territory of the hospital. It spells out in the clearest terms how a family can form a partnership with medical providers to ensure the best patient care possible. Patrick Conlon's inspiration for the book was the sudden, frightening hospitalization of his longtime partner, Jim, and his personal struggle to develop a useful role for himself as a caregiver. Here he provides the handbook he wishes he'd had when Jim was admitted to the hospital. Conlon offers encouragement, proven strategies, and straightforward advice-all with the goal of empowering others to become successful care partners at the bedside of their loved ones. Special features of the book:--Simple dos and don'ts to help you help your loved one and interact with hospital professionals--Handy tear-out checklists to fill in when consulting a surgeon, preparing for discharge, making a complaint, updating family and friends, and planning important meetings--Definitions of hospital jargon-terms, abbreviations, euphemisms, an acronyms--Sidebars with interesting facts: Can cell phones interfere with sensitive medical equipment? Why don't British doctors wear neckties? What's the average length of stay in an ICU?--Easy-to-use caregiver's chart and diary
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1944-
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Conlon, Patrick
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
Series statement
Yale University Press health & wellness
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  • Hospital care
  • Care of the sick
  • Consumer education
  • Hospitalization
  • Patient Care
  • Family
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Professional-Family Relations
  • Hospital-Patient Relations
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Care of the sick
  • Consumer education
  • Hospital care
Label
The essential hospital handbook : how to be an effective partner in a loved one's care, Patrick Conlon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Intensive Care
  • 6. Recovery (I)
  • 7. Recovery (II)
  • 8. Recovery (III)
  • 9. Hospice
  • A Hospital Lexicon
  • Recommended Resources
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Hospital
  • 2. Emergency
  • 3. The Living Will
  • 4. Surgery
Control code
ocn921868391
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300155471
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q5vmk
  • 23334fa9-f9bd-4d94-826a-128059af19b8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921868391
Label
The essential hospital handbook : how to be an effective partner in a loved one's care, Patrick Conlon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Intensive Care
  • 6. Recovery (I)
  • 7. Recovery (II)
  • 8. Recovery (III)
  • 9. Hospice
  • A Hospital Lexicon
  • Recommended Resources
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Hospital
  • 2. Emergency
  • 3. The Living Will
  • 4. Surgery
Control code
ocn921868391
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300155471
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q5vmk
  • 23334fa9-f9bd-4d94-826a-128059af19b8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921868391

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