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Title Life after the diagnosis : expert advice on living well with serious illness for patients and caregivers / Steven Z. Pantilat, MD.
Author Pantilat, Steven.
Publication Boston : Da Capo Lifelong Books/Da Capo Press, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2017.
Edition First Da Capo Press edition.
Description xvi, 352 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call # 616.029 P
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-327) and index.
Contents Part I: First steps after the diagnosis. Bad news, now what? ; Moving forward ; Making decisions: hidden factors ; Prognosis: what doctors say, what they mean, and what patients hear -- Part II: Moving on and getting through. Managing your medical care ; Controlling symptoms: pain, shortness of breath, and nausea ; Hope and the mood roller coaster ; Caregiving and support ; The news goes from bad to worse ; Big concepts, words, and goals -- Part III: Looking ahead. The gift: planning your future so your loved ones don't have to ; Palliative care: you may not know what it means, but you want it ; Hospice care ; Difficult treatment decisions and discussions ; The end: what is it like? ; Final thoughts.
Summary "In Life After the Diagnosis, Dr. Steven Z. Pantilat, a renowned international expert in palliative care, shares innovative approaches for dealing with serious illness, outlines the steps that patients should take, and demystifies the medical system. He makes sense of what doctors say, what they actually mean, and how to get the best information to help make the best medical decisions. Dr. Pantilat covers everything from the first steps after the diagnosis and finding the right caregiving and support, to planning your future so your loved ones don't have to. He offers advice on how to tackle the most difficult treatment decisions and discussions and shows readers how to choose treatments that help more than they hurt, stay consistent with their values and personal goals, and live as well as possible for as long as possible"--Back cover.
Subject Palliative treatment.
Terminal care.
Palliative treatment. (OCoLC)fst01051719
Terminal care. (OCoLC)fst01147835
ISBN 073821938X (pbk.) :
9780738219387 (pbk.) :

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