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Critical conditions : the essential hospital guide to get your loved one out alive

Author: Martine Ehrenclou
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lemon Grove Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A step-by-step guide to patient advocacy, based on more than 150 interviews with nurses, doctors, social workers, and families.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ehrenclou, Martine.
Critical conditions.
Santa Monica, CA : Lemon Grove Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)761380138
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martine Ehrenclou
ISBN: 9780981524009 0981524001
OCLC Number: 246754503
Notes: Pages 143-204 consists of notes areas: "quick reference guide" and "daily progress notes."
Awards: Runner-up for IndieFab awards (Health) 2008
Description: xvii, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: You could save a life --
Getting started: the basics of being an advocate --
The primary nurse --
The doctors --
The importance of research --
Preventing medical error --
Preventing infectious diseases in the hospital --
Preventing fatal falls --
Language barriers and cultural issues --
Special attention required on routine medical and surgical floors --
If you live out of town --
How to support and comfort your loved one --
Hospital social workers --
Considering a different hospital --
HIPAA laws, advance directives, power of attorney, living will, and DNR --
How to take care of you --
Discharge planning and aftercare.
Responsibility: Martine Ehrenclou.

Abstract:

A step-by-step guide to patient advocacy, based on more than 150 interviews with nurses, doctors, social workers, and families.
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Advocating for Your Loved Ones at the Hospital

by crazypsychobooklover (WorldCat user published 2009-09-27) Excellent Permalink

It's an unfortunate fact of life; medical errors and misjudgements occur regularly.  By reading this book, you can be prepared to advocate safe hospital care for yourself and your loved ones. 

The book consists of over 100 interviews with people who were the victims of serious...
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