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

Sana Goldberg (Author)
"From registered nurse and public health advocate Sana Goldberg, a timely, accessible, and comprehensive guide to the medical industrial complex that teaches readers how to be their own best advocate and get the care they deserve"--Provided by publisher
Large Print Book, English, 2019
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Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company, Waterville, Maine, 2019
Large type books
597 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
9781432863807, 1432863800
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