April 26, 2016: When someone is hospitalized, it can be scary–even terrifying–for the patient and for family and friends. A hospital may seem like a foreign land. Sounds, smells, and systems are unfamiliar; even the medical terminology sounds like a different language.
Hospital Warrior: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One demystifies the hospital environment and culture, providing the tools, knowledge and insight needed to be a strong, effective advocate for a loved one. Families and close friends are as critical to a patient’s recovery as the doctors and nurses. Their role is different, but vital. In some cases, they can make the difference between life and death.
Bonnie Friedman knows the situation firsthand. She’s lived through it 14 times over 24 years, fighting for her husband’s wellbeing. Now she’s sharing her hard-won wisdom.
Hospital Warrior: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One will help the reader:
- Communicate effectively with doctors and nurses
- Become an integral member of the care team
- Make the most of what the hospital has to offer
- Know what to do if things go wrong
- Plan for your loved one’s discharge from the hospital
Hospital Warrior is a practical guide to advocating for a loved one. It is also a story of love, family, and thriving. The book includes checklists, added resources, templates and interviews with doctors and other healthcare professionals who provide valuable tips and advice for the reader.
Jack Tatar, Publisher of People Tested Media, says, “I am excited about Hospital Warrior because of its benefit for so many people. This is a book that can truly save lives, and I am delighted that People Tested Media can make it available to all those who have loved ones in the hospital, or might someday.”
With more than 34,000 hospital admissions every year in the U.S., the need for strong, effective advocacy is an important consideration for many Americans, especially patients, families and friends.