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Buck, Jari Holland
24/7 or Dead
Hospital stay handbook : a guide to becoming a patient advocate for your loved ones / Jari Holland Buck
1st ed
Woodbury, Minn. : Llewellyn Publications, c2007
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  R727.45 .B83 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Patient advocacy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Hospital patients -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Caregivers -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Physical Description xxviii, 232 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note "Previously published as 24/7 or Dead: A Handbook for Families with a Loved One in the Hospital (AuthorHouse, Bloomington, Indiana) (c) 2005 by Jari Holland Buck."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-227) and index
Contents Taking care of me -- Choose your hospital with awareness -- Gathering information from/about your doctor -- Gathering information about your hospital -- Hospital evaluation -- Pick the days of your stay carefully -- Take legal steps to ensure the patient's wishes are honored: preparing legal documents -- Read and use the patient advocacy statement -- Assume your loved one can hear everything, so speak positively -- Educate yourself -- Ask about every medication, injection, and IV solution -- understand every procedure used or denied in treatment: procedure preparation -- Keep track of all supplies and services, warranted and unwarranted -- Arrange for 24/7 coverage: care team notebook -- Pray -- Surrender -- Lessons in advocacy -- Lessons in caregiving -- Lessons in money matters -- Life and spirit: the next six years -- Patient forms: Durable medical power of attorney -- Living will -- Out-of-hospital "do not resuscitate" order -- Instructions for EMS/First Responders -- Anatomical gifts form -- Power of Attorney form -- HIPAA waiver -- Patient advocacy statement -- Medical information and privacy statement
Review Intended for any medically untrained person desperate to help a loved one during hospitalization or protracted illness. Practical advice and essential tools to help you step into your power and create better care for yourself or another
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