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How to be a patient : the essential guide to navigating the world of modern medicine

Author: Sana Goldberg
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"From registered nurse and public health advocate Sana Goldberg, 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. Let's face it: nobody likes going to the doctor. It can be uncomfortable, nerve wracking, expensive--and that's just for routine care! When it's an emergency--how
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sana Goldberg
ISBN: 9780062797186 0062797182
OCLC Number: 1054266519
Description: xxvi, 432 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Part one: When all is well. Where to start ; Unlearn what you know about being a patient ; Appoint a team ; Gather provisions ; Drugs 101 --
Part two: When it's routine. Making your way into the system ; How to talk to providers --
Part three: Making the most of each medical encounter. When something is wrong ; Navigating touchy territory ; How to avoid a wild-goose chase --
Part four: When it's chronic : navigating long-term and ongoing medical problems. Brewing problems ; A field guide for pain ; Mastering disease --
Part five: When it's an emergency. ER vs. urgent care vs. wait until Monday ; Am I dying? (emergency preparedness, extended) ; Are they dying? (pedestrian emergencies) --
Part six: When you're having a procedure. Choosing if, where, and who --
Part seven: When you're in the hospital. Bring your own pillow ; Culture, checks, and balances ; How to be vigilant --
Part eight: When you're not the patient : family members, partners, and friends. You define family ; When it's your kid ; When you're getting older (or when it's your parent) --
Part nine: When you're not a straight white male. The female patient ; When you're having a baby ; Health advocacy for LGBTQ patients ; Implicit bias and systemic oppression --
Part ten: When you have to stand up to the industry. How to deal with insurance ; Big pharma and the FDA --
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Responsibility: Sana Goldberg, RN.

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