Nov 15 Radio Show: If You Love Someone, You Must Have the Hospital Stay Handbook – Emotional Pro

November 15th, 2007

Baby Boomers are over 60 now. Like it or not, they’re going to have more to do with hospitals. A person should never go into the hospital without a loving advocate because:

  • The focus of hospitals is on being a business
  • Being sick is enough; it’s difficult for patients to think outside of their current box
  • The complexity of modern medicine is unfathomable to the average patient, so confusion, misunderstanding, and disappointment become the norm for the healthcare recipient (notice we don’t call them “patients” any more!).
  • A partnership may prevent medical mistakes, misunderstandings, even lawsuits
  • Alternative treatments are still new; they may or may not be honored or followed

If you don’t feel fully prepared and know what to do for your family should your children, spouse or parents end up in the hospital, or have a support system to assist you in maintaining your family’s life while attending to a loved one in the hospital, be sure to listen as Jari Holland Buck shares wisdom from her book, The Hospital Stay Handbook: A Guide to Becoming a Patient Advocate for Your Loved Ones.

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