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Author Buck, Jari Holland.

Title Hospital stay handbook : a guide to becoming a patient advocate for your loved ones / Jari Holland Buck.

Publication Info. Woodbury, Minn. : Llewellyn Publications, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  610 BUC    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  610 BUC    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  362.11 BUCK    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  362.1 B85    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  610 BUCK    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xxviii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 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."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 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.
Subject Patient advocacy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Hospital patients -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Caregivers -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Patient Advocacy.
Added Title 24/7 or Dead.
ISBN 9780738712246
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