Life after the Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers

Life after the Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers

No one wants to get bad news from their doctor. The diagnosis of a serious disease is difficult to accept. What can be worse is not knowing what to do about it. Dr. Steven Z. Pantilat, a renowned international expert in hospice and palliative care, shares innovative approaches for dealing with serious illness in a compassionate, sensitive, and nonthreatening way. He outlines the steps that patients should take during their illnesses, demystifies the medical system and doctor jargon, and offers really good advice on how to get the right information needed to make best medical decisions.