I’m pleased to announce that my book, Calling the Shots in Your Medical Care, will be launching in July 2016. This book focuses on helping others realize they have a voice in their own medical care. While I use my own breast cancer experiences as examples, this primer is geared toward anyone facing any kind of medical crisis.
However, a couple of disclaimers:
• The book is not a substitute for seeking out medical expertise.
• The book does not promise that if one advocates for his/her own healthcare needs, that he/she can change medical outcomes.
However, what Calling the Shots in Your Medical Care does is to encourage patients to be proactive in their own healthcare.
Too many patients are meek and passive, viewing doctors as uncontested authorities. Patients don’t always know how much power they really do have. Until they speak up, that is.
Calling the Shots helps readers:
assert their needs to and command respect from medical personnel, such as doctors, nurses, and medical assistants.
know how to find the right physicians.
find out how to hire and fire doctors.
effectively talk to physicians.
deal with difficult doctors, such as Dr. Bully MD.
build a great medical team.
deal with difficult administrators and the bureaucracy of records departments.
Calling the Shots is a call to action.
Why launch in July?
I got the idea to launch during this month from the US Independence Day holiday. After all, the book is a declaration of independence of a sort – patients can be civilly disobedient to medical systems and personnel who do not have the patients’ best interest at heart.
I will keep you posted as the book launch gets closer. In the meantime, I’m working hard and am embracing the fact that exciting and unexpected things are bound to happen.
This is an exciting time.
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